If the current estimates are correct the damage and lasting effects from the spill, yet to be contained, can last for decades and the people effected by the spill may never recover damages for their loss as a result of resistance by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska to increasing off shore liability for off shore spills to ten billion. She has had substantial contributions to her campaign from the oil industry. Just connect the dots. This disaster may very well turn the Gulf of Mexico into a dead sea and oil will slowly make its way around the tip of Florida to leave its impact on the east coast. Off shore drilling needs a second look.
A real humanitarian, she really has compassion for all the people effected and livelihoods lost.