She continued, “We found significant amounts of oil in globule form still at the Deepwater Horizon site and at the Taylor Energy site, and we saw miles-long surface rainbow sheens from two different leaking platforms between [Deepwater Horizon] and the Chandeleur Islands.”
When this reporter asked her about leaks in the gulf’s seafloor, Ms. Schumaker discussed how often she sees oil residue when flying over the gulf. She said, “If BP [officials] can’t see anything from the air with their own eyes, can we trust what they claim to see, or don’t see, under the water?” Ms. Schumaker also pointed out a report that links new oil samples with the Macondo site.
It seems conclusive that even if the actual drill site of Deepwater Horizon has been sufficiently capped, the damage done by BP with U.S. Government approval is too extensive to be stopped. The size of the Macondo well and its explosive pressure has been unleashed, breaking through the surface at every point of least resistance, poisoning the gulf with every passing moment.