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Early Morning Swim: On Hardball, TIME Reporter Explains Why BP Oil Disaster Really Isn’t That Bad

One of his colleagues disagrees.

The truth is we know very little about what the release of tens of millions of gallons of oil underwater will do to the marine ecosystems of the Gulf. Add in the application of some 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants, which have never been used—and were never meant to be used—in such vast quantities. We know that there are oil plumes under the water—but we don’t know what they might be doing to marine life. And there are great fears that the Gulf’s rich fisheries might take years to recover.

Meanwhile, how long before oil industry shills Republicans start citing Grunwald’s reporting in talking points?

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