"Containment Booms No Help; Slick Oozes To Shore"

"Heavy winds continued to whip up high waves on the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, thwarting attempts to contain the growing slick that's washing ashore in southern Louisiana and threatening the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. Rough waves rolled over containment booms, pushing oil-slicked water closer to shore, where wetlands and other fragile ecosystems stand at risk."

NPR had the story May 1, 2010 based on staff reporting and wires.

See Also:

"Gulf Stream May Send Oil Spill Up East Coast" (AP)

"Best-Case Scenario For Gulf Spill Still Looks Bleak" (AP)

"Endangered Sea Turtles at Risk from Gulf Oil Spill" (ENS)

"Sheltered Islets, Hanging in the Balance" (Green/NYT)

"Wildlife Rescue Teams Ready For U.S. Oil Spill Victims" (Reuters)

Source: NPR, 05/03/2010