It's hard to imagine anyone in this country NOT knowing about the Gulf Oil spill. In fact, it may feel like a case of too much depressing information and not enough encouraging news. The Minerals Management Service is now facing intense criticism for failing to properly regulate offshore drilling.
Those seeking news and information about the disaster as well as other programs supervised by the MMM can visit it's website at http://www.mms.gov
The site links to the multi-agency Deepwater Horizon Response site http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com , the "unified command" for news, film footage, claim filing, etc.