The equivalent of 5,000 barrels of oil are being dumped into the gulf…every…single…day.
Folks, we’re looking at a disaster bigger than Exxon Valdez. It’s that serious. And that could have devastating effects on our economy.
The shrimp season begins in early May, as the shrimp move from estuaries out to sea, Long said. U.S. landings of shrimp were valued at $441.8 million in 2008 — an increase of $9.1 million compared to 2007. Louisiana leads the nation in its shrimp supply — with 89 million pounds produced in 2008 — followed by Texas, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. [...]
The Gulf states play host to tourists from around the world, and industry officials acknowledge that the spill could have a massive economic impact.
In states like Florida, where tourism is a $65.5 billion industry, and Alabama, which brings in $6 billion, officials are closely monitoring any changes in hotel bookings and travel plans.
And so it goes…
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