Galveston oil spill has a major shipping channel to the Gulf of Mexico closed. The Galveston oil spill, totaling 170,000 gallons, happened Saturday.
Michael Graczyk, Associated Press /
March 24, 2014
Smiley N. Pool, Houston Chronicle/AP
No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.