BP Oil Spill Index: How many gallons of spilled oil have been burned so far?
Easy Answer: 11,140,000
More BP Index facts and figures after the jump.
Estimated worst-case cost of oil spill to Gulf coast tourism industry: $23 billion. Via NPR.
Number of National Guard troops the administration has authorized to respond to this crisis: 17,500.
Number of National Guard troops currently active:1,676.
Gallons of spilled oil burned so far: 11,140,000.
CO2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline: 19.4 pounds.
Amount of money New York and Ohio claim they lost because “of the British oil company’s alleged misleading of investors about its safety procedures and ability to respond to the oil spill”: $181 million. Via MSNBC
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