Mac McClelland of Mother Jones has been covering the BP oil spill for more than two months, and joined me today on KTRS/St. Louis for an update.
The most shocking thing she told me is that, in the areas where authorities haven’t closed the beaches despite tarballs on the beach, people continue to swim — and let their children swim — in the oil-infected water. These are the same people who would keep their kids away if there were a lot of jellyfish nearby, but oil? Go body-surf, kids!
Mac also explained the newest cap BP is trying to put in place to capture more of the oil leaking out of the Earth, and the effect this disaster is having on gulf coast businesses.