If you’ve heard of the Deepwater Horizon, never fear, much of the modern world has. But have you heard of this? In 2004, Taylor Energy, launched their own oil canaries in Louisiana — and then Hurricane Ivan. Knocked said canaries down causing a natural disaster.
Now, uh, Taylor Energy ‘s oil spill more than a decade and a half later is slated to become twice as bad as that of the Deepwater Horizon itself. According to the federal government, officials estimate that somewhere between 10 and 30,000 gallons of oil is being leaked into the Gulf of Mexico everyday.
Per The Washington Post, the government allegedly acknowledged that the leak would likely continue through the next century as it has “become nearly a difficult mission to find the caps that are leaking, and, cease them”.
The event reportedly occurred in 2004, indeed, off the coast of Louisiana ultimately leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. So for a narrative, uh, said leak has been happening for more than 14 years and the government has done little to stop it.