Oil spill threatens Louisiana's coast

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 4:48pm

It's a race against the clock for clean-up crews trying to keep tens of thousands of gallons of oil from washing up on Louisiana's coast. Officials have decided to set fire to some of the crude hoping to burn the oil before it contaminates some of the state's fragile marshlands. They say since the oil rig exploded last week more than 40,000 gallons of oil has been spewing out into the gulf coast every day. It's believed that if the oil isn't contained it'll reach Louisiana's coast Friday eveniing.. The state says if that happens the pollution could wipe out endangered animal populations and devastate Louisiana's 3 billion dollar seafood industry.