I stumbled on this internet site which allows you to place the Gulf oil spill anyplace you want. Doing this gives you a better ability to understand the gravity of this disaster as you compare it to familiar geographic forms. Move the spill to the Buffalo area to quickly reveal the massiveness of the spill. It would cover ALL of Lake Eire and then some.
It was not long ago that there was talk of drilling for oil in the Great Lakes Basin. Can you imagine the unimaginable consequences of spoiling the source of drinking water for the 30 or so million people living in the Great Lakes basin? We really do have to do something about our energy stupidity in this country.