Fire and oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Slide show: A devastating slick spreads off the Louisiana coast following last week's rig explosion and sinking

By Salon Staff
April 30, 2010 1:01AM (UTC)
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A pelican flies over the Gulf of Mexico where oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead continues to spread south of Venice, Louisiana April 30, 2010. The United States scrambled on Friday to ward off an ecological disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge, spreading oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling wildlife and seafood areas. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS) (Reuters)

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