Oil Has Apparently Stopped Gushing Into the Gulf

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We thought it was going to be something that we had to live with forever, like Rickets or Cameron Diaz as the lead in romantic comedies. But apparently, the cap that BP placed on the well earlier today actually seems to be ...working, and oil is no longer gushing into the Gulf. But don't get ahead of yourself, thinking that the pollution might be contained and certain species of marine life will continue to exist and fisherman will get their livelihoods back and human life on Planet Earth might survive this whole episode yet. “I am very excited that there’s no oil in the Gulf of Mexico,” Kent Wells, a senior vice-president for BP said in a teleconference on Thursday, “but we just started the test and I don’t want to create a false sense of excitement.” [Lede/NYT]