Have You Seen This?

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Of course, you have seen these pictures! The oil spill has been continually in the news since April 20, 2010 when the Deep Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a disaster that will have long-reaching and long-lasting environmental and economic effects. Who is responsible? What is being done by the federal government, state and local officials, and the oil rig operators? What about the wildlife? What other energy sources are out there to replace oil? And the timely question for the summer: Is is safe to go to the beach? The Birmingham Public Library has the answers to these questions and more at the new subject guide on oil spills.

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Photos courtesy of AP