To all posts, I am somewhat mixed. To pumpmaster tis did happen already in 1979 in Mexico in 200 feet of water and they tried the exact same fixes. It wasn't until a relief pipe was drilled 9 months later that the leak was stopped. This one 31 years later is in 5000 feet. How long will this one take to cap? To fupa. There is almost nothing we can do. The powers that be slide things through as laws, etc. I don't know about you but I don't have time to read a 500 page US future energy act. put in place by Bush/ Cheney in 02'. It's only know we find out what that meant. Allowing deep water drilling. We hope the government has our interests at heart but they don't. They have our/ their wallets in mind. So in summation we as individuals really don't know what's going on til it's too late. We should put our support behind groups like surfrider. Even though at times they are not perfect, most of the time they do have our, as ocean/water/environment lovers, interests in mind. I make surfboards, all of which are petroleum based, I'm not usng hemp cloth, no one would buy it. You drive your car to WaWa to by your gallon of milk instead of riding your bike and take a plastic bag to carry two items. Until we as a society learn to live within our means without raping the planet, ie. solar/wind power. We will continue to blindly support these oil companies. We caused this environmental disaster. You and me.