So, if this is what can happen with a moratorium on off-shore drilling, just imagine what might happen should John McCain become President, end the moratorium, and loose the hounds on the Gulf of Mexico in the name of keeping the money flowing into oil company coffers.
Amateur video of the spill at Jackson Square:
AP/Coast Guard video of the spill from a helicopter:
The river is closed, which means that the largest US port is no longer shipping goods to the the nation's interior. Hence, the oil spill threatens not just the environment, but the national and the global economy.