This image, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Response and Restoration, shows oil streaming south from point sources in an Ike-inundated wetland near Galveston, Texas. OR&R says that while it's still early in the damage assessment phase, preliminary indications suggest there were at least 40 -- and as many as 100 -- releases of hazardous materials in the area hit by the storm. The incidents don't appear to be limited to fuels, crude oil and refined oil products, but also include hazardous refining wastes such as acidic process water. Wonder if U.S. House members gave any thought to this sort of thing today when they voted to expand offshore drilling to areas near now-pristine coastal wetlands?