Plant Conservation Importance
"The White House was sitting on this stuff for over two years, at the same time they
were saying everything was fine, that the oil was gone, and while they were rushing ahead with plans for new drilling in the Gulf, the Arctic, elsewhere," John Hocevar of Greenpeace said when the organization began its Gulf investigation. "It's just not okay," said Hocevar. "This is not an acceptable type of collateral damage. " The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010 that sank on Earth Day resulted
in an initial 5 million barrels of oil pouring into waters off the Gulf Coast. The story was that the well was capped and all was well in the Gulf and on the Gulf coast. "On June 15 2010, about 77 miles from the Deepwater Horizon accident site, the crew of the NOAA research vessel Pisces came across a dead sperm whale, floating in the water," Greenpeace stated in a written statement.