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Oil Spill on Mississippi Yet Another Example of Why We Need to Switch from Dirty to Clean Energy

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Yet another example of why we need to switch away from dirty to clean energy.

An oil sheen was spotted up to three miles away after two barges smashed into a bridge near Vicksburg, Mississippi on Sunday, the Coast Guard said in an advisory.

The Old Vicksburg Bridge was not significantly damaged, but officials said that one of the barges carrying up to 80,000 gallons of crude was seriously damaged and spilled an unknown amount of oil into the river.

In contrast, as the saying goes, when solar power "spills," it's called a "beautiful, sunny day."