The dead zone in the Gulf has been monitored for the past 32 years. It stretches from the mouth of the Mississippi River into Texas and is created every year by low oxygen levels in water.
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.’
MINNEAPOLIS --- The Obama administration has approved hundreds of fracking permits for underwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also frequently allowed oil companies to sidestep the environmental review process. Even the most severe environmental disaster in the Gulf’s history couldn’t dissuade the government from issuing permits,