Gulf Oil Spill Spreads, Damaging Economies, Nature, And Way Of Life

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Oil is seen in the water off a beach June 14, 2010 on Grand Isle,... News PhotoAccidents and Disasters,Army,BP,Beach,British Culture,Crisis,Environment,Environmental Issues,Fossil Fuel,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Industry,Louisiana,Nature,Oil,Oil Spill,Pollution,Sea,Sea Life,USA,Water,Water PollutionPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2010 Getty ImagesGRAND ISLE, LA - JUNE 14: Oil is seen in the water off a beach June 14, 2010 on Grand Isle, Louisiana. The BP spill has been called the largest environmental disaster in American history. U.S. government scientists have estimated that the flow rate of oil gushing out of a ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well may be as high 40,000 barrels per day. President Obama will make his fourth trip to the Gulf on Monday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)