POSTED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 4:06am
As the oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico and President Obama continues to talk tough against BP, one local expert says the spill might not be as catastrophic as we've been lead to believe.
Doctor Russ Chianelli, a UTEP professor who worked for EXXON during the Valdez cleanup effort more than 20 years ago, says petroleum is naturally found in the Gulf. He also says less than two percent of the oil in that spill ever reached the shore.