The Deepwater Horizon was a floating oil drilling platform located in the Gulf of Mexico. On April 20th, there was an oil rig explosion causing a fire on board the Deepwater Horizon and a leak in the pipe underwater carrying oil. The massive ongoing oil spill has been compared to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, but seemed to have already eclipsed the largest oil spill in US history.
The oil continues to gush 210,000 – 4,200,000 gallons of crude oil every day! To put things into perspective an Olympic sized swimming pool is about 600,000 gallons. So on an average day, upwards of seven swimming pools filled with oil is contaminating our water, wetland, and as of late, it seems that the Atlantic Ocean near Florida is in threat.
Celebrities are rallying together to help bring attention to this horrific event in hopes to get some real action. Benefit concerts have been held, fans are being urged to contact their state officials, and one Oscar winner has a good chance of aiding in the cleanup with his own device. Find out how you can get involved and learn more about the largest US oil spill.
Ian Somerhalder of Lost and The Vampire Diaries is using fame for a good cause. The wildly popular star is reaching out to the masses about the catastrophic oil spill affecting the Gulf Coast. Ian, who has been communicating with people via Twitter, sent an update claiming that to date 23 birds, 156 sea turtles, and 12 dolphins have perished due to this man-made disaster. He is also encouraging his 200,000 plus followers to RT his messages and asks you to call your Senator and Congressman.
Read the entire article over at PopStar.
Thanks @Shirarose1 for the heads up!