A California Conservation Corps crew sets up burlap tubes called waddles on a charred hill near Paradise, Calif., to slow the water that is likely to be pouring over it soon. (Mason Trinca for The Washington Post)
The Coast Guard has ordered Taylor Energy Company to contain and clean up the spill, which has leaked more than a million barrels of oil since 2004, or face fines of $40,000 per day. The order, issued Oct. 23, came one day after The Washington Post reported that the ongoing spill verged on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.
In a White House statement Tuesday, President Trump again said that the U.S.-Saudi security partnership should continue to protect jobs at U.S. defense contractors, despite the killing and dismemberment of a Saudi journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives.