Oil Spill Estimates Double, But Will Demands for Clean Energy?
Friday, 11 June 2010
11 million gallons: That’s the amount of crude oil that spilled in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident. Up to 84 million gallons: This is the amount of oil estimated to have spilled from the BP oil well ruptured on April 20. According to new estimates released by U.S. government scientists, the ruptured BP oil well has leaked from four to eight times the amount of oil that was spilled in 1989. And there is no indication yet that the spill will be fully contained in the near future. The priority has been to stop the leak, that much is clear. But we must also consider the long-term implications here as well. In order to ensure that a similar environmental disaster doesn’t occur again, we must look to clean energy solutions to help meet our nation’s and world’s energy needs. Learn more on how you can support clean energy projects here.