A Texas Oil Sighting

A TEXAS OIL SIGHTING As BP continues to monitor pressures in its newly sealed well in the Gulf, a marine biologist sights a bit of oil slick conducting an unauthorized maneuver far to the west: “‘We saw about a half-mile thick line of oil on the water about five miles offshore a little to the Southwest of Sabine Pass,’ [the Sea Turtle Restoration Project’s Chris] Pincetich said. Official spill maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration don’t put the slick near that area. Tar balls from the spill have shown up on beaches in Galveston, but it’s believed they were brought there on the hulls of ships that passed through the oil closer to the spill site.” [Newswatch: Energy; previously on Swamplot]