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You can see giant cranes clawing and tearing away at the fragile shoreline, and huge floating “trash depots” that haul away tons of oil-soaked soil and marsh grasses and other debris from the spill. It’s an ugly scene that BP and the federal government would rather keep out of view – so you’ll definitely want to take a look.

Bay Jimmy flyover to investigate destructive marsh “clean up” from Blackbird Media on Vimeo.

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Originally posted 8/15/2010

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The White House is playing Russian roulette with offshore drilling, putting the environment and American livelihoods in jeopardy. With just over a year gone by since BP’s massive spill devastated the Gulf Coast, President Obama’s decision to boost U.S. oil production and exploration both in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Alaskan coast is ill-advised and presents a risk we simply can’t afford. Russian roulette is a potentially lethal [...]

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Apparently we’ve learned absolutely nothing from the regulatory failures that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, at least not here in Louisiana. Against the backdrop of BP’s 200-million-gallon spill and botched cleanup efforts, a group of tone deaf Louisiana legislators has introduced three bills that would drastically limit the liability of the oil and gas industry in site contamination cases. At issue are “legacy claims,” lawsuits that address past and [...]

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Originally posted 8/16/2010.

 

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If there was ever any doubt that BP’s “cleanup” would be a monumental failure, we now have the scientific data to prove our allegations and to support our calls for additional cleanup efforts. In late March 2011, Paul Orr and his team from the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper conducted a 50-mile boat patrol and sampling tour of Breton Sound, which lies just off the southeast coast of Louisiana. The excursion was [...]

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How much pollution can the world’s rivers and oceans bear before they reach a tipping point and begin collapsing? The BP spill spewed 200 millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Japanese officials have released thousands of tons of radioactive waste water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant directly into the Pacific Ocean. Fracking, the natural gas extraction process that has caught fire across the country, is [...]

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WPI Chemical Engineer Marco Kaltofen speaks about the dangers of dispersants and explains his own experiment that found that dispersant use makes oil 35x more available in the water column. Stay tuned for more from Mr. Kaltofen

 

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This video, shot earlier this year, gives a glimpse of just how far we have to go before cleanup efforts are complete. And with each passing day, the chances fade that BP will ever fully restore our marshes, waters or shoreline as debris and waste blend further into the landscape. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

Production Note: We had to block the faces of individuals in the video to protect their identities.

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It’s been more than a year since BP’s runaway Macondo Well began filling the northern waters of the Gulf of Mexico with more than 200 million gallons of sweet crude, fouling shorelines from Louisiana’s marshes to the Florida Panhandle. As our nation’s worst man-made environmental disaster unfolded, it quickly became the lead story of the summer – with photos of oiled birds and video of gushing oil entrancing the American [...]

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