The oil has stopped spewing into the Gulf, at least for now. But the oil is still out there and spreading. Every day, crews from the Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater are flying over the Gulf to track movement of the surface oil. Bobbie O’Brien caught a ride with a C-130 crew just before the oil well was capped.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/1obrienD.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.