Estimates now range between 70,000 and 120,000 barrels a day. BP sticks to 5,000 even though recently they claimed their 4" pipe tap was capturing 5,000 barrels a day, and the gushing oil was still wide open.
The plume now is as large as Delaware and New Hampshire combined. Cuba is preparing to fight the oil approaching their shores.
Some experts now say it may be impossible to stop the leak. What will stop it eventually is that ALL the oil will have gushed out of the reserve, a talk that won't end for 9,000 days, or over 25 years!!!
Yet, the Obama administration has ok'd more than a dozen drilling permits since the leak began.
EVERYONE IS URGING THE ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE OVER AND NOT TRUST BP TO DO THE RIGHT THING SINCE THEY DO NOT APPEAR TO HAVE A CLUE. PALIN CHARGES THAT THE $700,000 OBAMA GOT FROM BP IS WHY HE HAS LEFT BP IN CHARGE OF ITS OWN CLEANUP.