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BP's (NYSE: BP) share-price dropped almost 15% today (-$5.48) over speculation that the oil giant is running the risk of going bankrupt.
After a tour of coastal waters hit hard by the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that he saw "oil for miles and miles."
Came across these shocking images amongst some viewer submitted Gulf of Mexico oil spill photos on the New York Times website.
No this wasn't a joint press conference bringing together both the Republican and Democratic parties to call for a rapid deployment of clean energy technology in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill.
Some quick calculations by writer Karl Burkhart over on the Mother Nature Network finds that for the cost of constructing and operating the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, that now sits at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, we could have constructed enough offshore wind power turbines to produce 33 billion kilowatts of electricty a year.