Most of the time, the "good" news is actually bad news that is "justifiable." For instance, marine robots are working to remove the containment cap off the leaking well. This means that millions more gallons of crude will enter the seawater in the next days.
The trade off? There's hope that a new seal will contain 100% of the leaking oil.
While I'd like to believe the claims, this is the type of "news" we have been hearing all along. The spill has worsened with every step taken - even with the best of intentions at hand.
And even if the newest measure DOES completely shut off the flow of oil into the Gulf - we are still a LONG way from the tragedy being over. There's millions of gallons and barrels of oil in the waters right now, and it needs to be cleaned up. The quicker that the oil is cleaned up, the less that the spill will impact our nation's most beautiful beaches.
Cleanup will involve likely everything from burning oil off the surface of the water to using mats made out of hair and nylons to using state of the art oil separation technology from Kevin Costner's company.