After fix fail, a dispiriting summer of oil, anger

Workers head to the beach to clean up oil residue in Grand Isle, La., Sunday, May 30, 2010. Six weeks after the catastrophe began, oil giant BP PLC is still casting about for at least a temporary fix to the spewing well underneath the Gulf of Mexico that's fouling beaches, wildlife and marshland. A relief well that's currently being drilled _ which is supposed to be a better long-term solution _ won't be done for at least two months. That would be in the middle of the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

May 30, 2010 5:45:07 PM PDT
There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway gusher.