Monday, September 30, 2013

Oil Blights Louisiana's Coast as Second Phase of BP Oil Spill Trial Begins by Julie Dermansky

The toxic mess left in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster continues to negatively impact Gulf Coast ecosystems as the second phase of the BP trial begins in New Orleans. 

Billions of dollars
 are on the line in the trial following the explosion of the Macondo well that took 11 lives and damaged the Gulf Coast’s economic and environmental health.  

On September 27th, Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn took a trip to survey some of the areas most devastated by the oil spill, including Bay Jimmy and Cat Bay. Oil remains in the marsh, and coastal erosion continues at an accelerated rate. 

Barrier Island in Cat Bay known as Cat Island, June 16, 2012

Barrier Island in Cat Bay known as Cat Island, September 27, 2013  

1 comment:

Trisha Springstead said...

Thanks Julie and P.j. Hahn and of Course Anita Stewart.