The Oil Spill

GULF OF MEXICO - Aerial view of oil being burned from the Deepwater Horizon/BP incident, May 19, 2010. Favorable weather conditions allowed burns to total more than nine hours. The burns are part of an effort to reduce the amount of oil in the water and are part of the joint federal, state and BP effort to aid in preventing the spread of oil following the April 20 explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit, Deepwater Horizon. U.S Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Kepsimelis.

La Flog hasn’t hit upon the oil spill yet. It is A BIG DEAL and not getting nearly enough attention. Here are a couple links if you’re interested in knowing what is going on down there:

Thick oil pools in the waters along Louisiana’s coast. Governor Bobby Jindal toured oil impacted marshlands by boat on May 19, 2010, near Pass a Loutre.

I hope you are appropriately horrified.


About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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5 Responses to The Oil Spill

  1. Its really a shame that greed has caused this ecological disaster. When are we going to learn.

  2. Erika says:

    Is there any collective citizen action taking place, such as a boycott? Rachael Madow had an interesting piece on “The more oil spills change, the more they stay the same” or something to that note.

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