300-700 Barrels Of Oil Per Day Leaking Off Coast Of Louisiana Since 2004 From A Single Site Owned By Taylor Energy
“Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that the spill could continue through this century.”
Taylor Energy has at times denied the leak and made efforts to keep it secret. “The spill was hidden for six years before environmental watchdog groups stumbled on oil slicks while monitoring the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster a few miles north of the Taylor site in 2010.”
Oil pipelines leak on average more than one time per day in the United States.
The Trump Administration has proposed expanding offshore drilling areas to nearly all U.S. waters.