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BP Spill: All Hands on Deck! – June 9, 2010

Oil spill workers

In the southern marshes and swamplands euphemistically called Barataria “Bay,” local Louisiana fishermen refer to BP as “Bayou Polluter” – and that was before the April 20 blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by the oil giant. Fishermen say BP spills oil every year and they point out marshes still dead from dispersants that were sprayed there.

If President Obama has a say, it’s “Better Pay-up” for the environmental and economic damages that will stem from the uncontrolled leak, likely at 20,000 barrels (840,000 gallons) a day, according to satellite imagery.


by: Riki Ott

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