The oil spill has reached the Louisiana wetlands. NOAA has closed almost a fifth of the Gulf to fishing. The spill has also reached the Loop Current, which could take it around Florida and up the east coast. Apparently BP is considering something called a “Top Kill” after the failure of “top hat” and presumably the inapplicability of “junk shot”.
Firedoglake has comprehensive coverage not only of the spill and efforts to contain it, but also of the role BP has been playing in stymieing public and potentially governmental access to information about the spill.
Meanwhile the Federal government has apparently become suddenly concerned about the environmental consequences of BP’s unprecedented use of toxic dispersant chemicals.
Note: This video is from May 10th, when oil reaching these vulnerable ecosystems was still a hypothetical: