This Wednesday, April 21, 2010 aerial photo shows oil in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns.

Obama Granted Over 1,500 Underwater Fracking Permits In Gulf Of Mexico After Deepwater Horizon

An environmentalist attorney warned that despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster, ‘the federal government is rubber-stamping practices like fracking without doing any environmental review or notifying the public.’