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An oil spill that began 15 years ago is up to a thousand times worse than the rig owner’s estimate, study finds

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The little-known Taylor oil spill is the largest environmental disaster in US history that continues to poison the Gulf Coast every day at a rate of thousands of gallons of oil a day. A new government study has found that both the source and scope of the spill reported by Taylor Energy are grossly inaccurate. In a related story, Trump is in Japan saying America has “the cleanest water” and has vowed to fight against pollution regulations so corporations like Taylor Energy can get richer.

An oil spill that began 15 years ago is up to a thousand times worse than the rig owner’s estimate, study finds

A new federal study estimates that each day, about 380 to 4,500 gallons of oil are flowing at the site where the Taylor Energy Company’s oil platform was damaged after Hurricane Ivan.

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