May 1st, 2010
02:08 PM ET

Possible locations of oil spill impact through Monday

The impact of the oil slick is expected to be felt along the Gulf Coast during the next two days, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA graphic above shows possible locations of impact through Monday. The graphic was prepared by NOAA on Wednesday.

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  1. Phil4us

    What caused the explosion that caused this oil spill?

    May 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kermit Roosevelt

    There is an interesting theory that I think should be out there more.

    Is it possible that this was the result of Iranian espionage?

    Look at the benefits:
    1) Iran's long-time enemy, British Petroleum, the entity behind the overthrow of the only democratically elected government in Iran;s history in the 1950s, suffers a devastating blow.
    2) Resumption of US drilling and our ultimate return to self-reliance regarding energy is a direct threat to Iran's core revenue commodity. This has set it back a decade at least.
    3) Calamitous environmental disaster to US soil.

    A trifecta for the Mullahs, and all without slamming planes into buildings or screaming like bearded or burqa'd fanatics. Major damage done to their enemies and they benefit quietly.

    Anyone think this is a crazy idea?

    May 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sam Adams

    Iranian espionage? How about environmentalist espionage-

    May 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rob

    It sickens me to see that there is a need to PROJECT the coastal impact of this oil spill. Why isn't the industry responsible and our government working collaboratively to stop the spread of the oil and the overall DAMAGING impact to the environment and sea life? When will humans take a more responsible roll in what we do to nature. The sea creatures who are now dying from being poisoned by the oil never asked for this! We are the only species on Earth that manipulates and modifies-by-force the environment around us. We will eventually modify ourselves out of existence unless we smarten up real fast. This is just disgusting. C'mon America get on top of this latest environmental disaster and get it contained. BP, where are you in this mess? You could've spent much less to prevent such a disaster, but instead now, you'll pay billons to fix it, and pass almost all of it onto your customers or take massive tax credits for business losses – this is just not right.

    May 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chris

    Amen Rob! Record oil profits and this is the crap we get!THIS MAKES ME SICK

    May 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. pat

    I was shocked to hear there are over 3700 of these oil wells in the GULF .

    Why aren't people, and politicians more outraged.

    May 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kevin Grisham

    No! Corporation" should be allowed to destoy the land for Greed! Greed Destruction of Ocean s and Land, which we live, eat..

    May 2, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    Rob, we aren't the only species that modifies the earth by force, dogs dig holes, rabbits dig holes, they could just as easily hit oil and cause a catastrophe just like this

    May 2, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Corey

    Dave,

    I'm going to be charitable and assume that is a joke. If not, it's laughably ignorant.

    May 2, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Maryjane Smith

    Dave,

    I think Corey is being extremely charitable, your ignorance is incredible. At least you have given me a laugh in this huge disaster that is looming. I live on the west coast of Florida. OMG you have got to be kidding. Mj

    May 2, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rosana

    Iranians?! Please, easy to blame others for such a terrible disaster! One should stop allucinating and start helping in whatever is needed and in finding solutions to stop the leaking. It´s a very sad moment for the U.S. I feel sorry for all the different animals that are going to die.

    May 2, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. nicknatsmom

    I guess we cancel our Fla beach trip for Thursday? Or do I get the kids out there to see beaches they will never, ever see clean again?

    May 2, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jim

    This is just another reason to establish ALGAE as the source of our OIL.

    May 2, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    Now it looks like Halliburton, who was contracted to cap these wells with concrete to prevent this from happening ,might have caused the whole thing! As if they haven't screwed up things enough in Iraq! GOD HELP US!

    May 2, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
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