Researchers think the zone may be with us for good now. Here’s a NOAA summary of what led up to this, with historical data and nice graphics, and discussion of the destruction of the coast’s ecosystem and fishery.
I’m amazed that, as a nation, we’re so unaware of the magnitude and importance of these ongoing environmental disasters.
And we have a huge Mississippi River oil spill near New Orleans. McCain had planned a trip out to an offshore rig to highlight the benefits and safety of offshore production, but canceled it. Go figure.