You know how I always say we'll take whatever good news we can get where the Gulf is concerned? Today's good new seems to be: if this storm that is spooling up south of Florida takes the westward turn its expected to and intensifies, it doesn't look like the cap will have to be detached from the well, even if the relief effort has to unhook and head to shore. That's today's good news, along with the fact that it’s still capped and no new oil (that we know of) spilled into that water today. The bad news: The storm. We're in the awful position of hoping it runs into the Texas coast—because a northern hook would bring it too close to New Orleans, and drive a lot of that oil toward the coast, the marshes and inland. That's the position we find ourselves in on a Thursday night.
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