Following Washington Post report, U.S. Coast Guard told Taylor Energy to contain and clean up the spill, which has leaked more than a million barrels of oil since 2004, or face fines of $40,000 per day. The drill ship Rowan Resolute in the Gulf of Mexico during a flight out of New Orleans in July. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) November 20 at 9:17 PM The federal government issued an ultimatum to an energy company to stop an oil spill that has been leaking thousands of gallons into the Gulf of Mexico every day for more than 14 years. In an order issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, Taylor Energy Co. was told to “institute a … system to capture, contain, or remove oil” from the site or face a $40,000 per day fine for failing to comply. The order was issued Oct. 23, a day after […]