Anywhere from 42 million to over 100 million gallons of oil are already devastating the waters in the Gulf Coast. In comparison, the Exxon Valdez spill -- the previous worst in U.S. history -- spilled 11 million gallons into waters around Alaska in 1989.
How much oil is being spilled? Just 63 million gallon milk jugs would line up for 5,500 miles -- the distance from the spill to BP's London headquarters, and then to Rome.
The choice is clear, and so are the consequences. If we don't transition off oil, the next disaster is just a matter of time.
ANTHONY A. CAPOBIANCO