...could pour into the Gulf of Mexico (and beyond) as a result of the oil-well explosion. U.S. News' Political Bulletin reports:
ABC World News reported, "There's a fresh PR problem for BP, a corporate document surfaced today in which the company warns that 100,000 barrels of oil a day could spill into the Gulf in a worst case scenario." Rep. Ed Markey: "BP has either been lying or grossly incompetent from day one. I think that they have been trying to limit their liability."
The CBS Evening News reported, "Over the past two months, the estimates have constantly changed, from 1,000 barrels a day to 5,000, then 12-19,000, 20-40,000, now 35-60,000 barrels. All the while, according to an internal company document released by Congressman Ed Markey, BP knew the worst case number could be 100,000 barrels as day. That's 4.2 million gallons of oil, an Exxon Valdez every two-and-a-half days."