11 million

Gallons of oil spilled during Exxon Valdez accident, in Prince William Sound, Alaska

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

504,000 to 798,000

Gallons of oil leaking per day from BP Deepwater Horizon rig (as of June 7, 2010)

Source: Department of Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey


Percentage of Louisiana’s GDP that comes from the oil and gas industry

Source: Tulane Energy Institute, Tulane University

3 to 7

Major hurricanes with winds of 111 miles per hour predicted for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Institute