Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DROP # 1. The first drop in the ocean was an underwater oil leak, in the Frade Field near a well being drilled by Chevron about 100 miles offshore. The leak set off a feeding frenzy among federal and state authorities, self-proclaimed experts and of course journalists, who spilled vast amounts of ink on the subject.
First out of the box was the head of the environmental section of the federal police . . .