1 million barrels of oil. On October 15, government scientists definitively linked a new Gulf of Mexico oil slick, that has moved to some 90 miles from the sinkhole, to BP's 2010 oil catastrophe. The scientists, however, claimed that the oil was probably from a BP Deepwater Horizon rig pipe. Attorney Stuart Smith was among experts who are not buying that rig pipe claim, and increasingly, people are demanding evidence about the source of the crude oil in the Gulf. To Greenpeace, the episode of the sea animal coverup has been indicative
of what it calls "the veil of secrecy that descended upon the Gulf of Mexico" since the Deepwater Horizon accident, as manifested in a response earlier
this year to the same FOIA request - for any communication relating to threatened or endangered Gulf species from April 20, 2010 to July 30, 2010. " That response, Greenpeace says, revealed previously-unreleased photographs of garbage bag upon garbage bag filled with dead wildlife, including endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles.