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Currently, the oil companies have caused over two million gallons of oil to spill into the ocean which significantly affect the coastal environment .
"Currently" suggests that the entire amount spilled today. As I'm sure that these spills were not purposeful, "caused" mmay not lend the right meaning -- perhaps "allowed". The concluding phrase is awkward.
To date, the oil companies have allowed over two million gallons of oil to spill into the ocean with a significant impact on the coastal environment.
I hope that your context provides limiting information -- where have these spills occured, which ocean -- as the two million gallons is not factually correct in a global sense. First, oil is typically measured in barrels -- 1 barrel = 42 US gallons = 158.9873 liters. Second, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill alone is estimated at 4.9 million barrels or 205.8 million gallons.
|link comment||edited Jun 25 '12 at 04:35 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow|
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