Time Magazine on the Gulf Oil Disaster

May 2, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

This week we’ll be reporting details on how the massive oil slick in the northern Gulf of Mexico may affect fishing and fishing businesses, but meanwhile several publications have produced comprehensive looks at what this disaster means for local communities and the nation as a whole. Here’s Time magazine’s take — illustrated by many alarming photos — this morning:
“Company officials say they are spending at least $7 million a day for the cleanup, and that they expect the cost to soar once as it is forced to remove oil that is expected to reach the coasts in the coming days. Thousands of miles of booms are being placed along the Gulf Coast in an attempt to contain the oil.”