Holidays on the Oil Spill Front Lines

Holidays on the Oil Spill Front Lines

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Gasoline. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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While BP continues to spend millions on slick TV commercials touting the good times in the Gulf, communities in Plaquemines are still feeling the effects of the country’s worst oil spill in history

This year, cleanup crews collected more than 3 million pounds of oily material and tar balls from Louisiana coasts and marshlands, three times what it collected last year…

Read Full Article, Switchboard / NRDC

Oily Gunk Found On Louisiana Shore Surges Three Years After BP Spill, Reuters

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This is a picture of a 1ft sand shelf on the beach near Pensacola, FL. You can see the layer of oil about half way up the shelf. This was taken about 6 months after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Captions and Photo source: ©© Micaht2000

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