Fisherman Still Fighting To Survive BP Oil Disaster (Video)

In an effort to quantify and explain the events that caused the BP oil spill (and the disorganized response), many have forgotten that thousands of ordinary people have been left to deal with the consequences on their own.

StoryCorps, the NRDC and Bridge the Gulf have formed a partnership to make sure that the nation has a chance to hear the stories of these Gulf Coast residents.

The narrated slideshow below chronicles the story of JJ Creppel: a lifelong fisherman that has had to deal with the devastating impact of the BP oil disaster on his life and his fishing community.

Find more stories here: Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP oil disaster.”

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Olivia Schlosser
Past Member 5 years ago

The oil spill was not only an ecological disaster, but also a personal one for so many people BP needs to make full amends and all offshore drilling should be stopped...permanently.

charmaine c.
Charmaine C.5 years ago

Thank you. People feeling very sad there.

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman5 years ago

Sad, thanx for video and article.

Tina Scislow
Tina Scislow5 years ago

Every little thing we can do to help needs to be done! How about releasing some of the secrets that have been hidden away for so long that just might be the solution to the whole problem. Let us remember that the situation is drastic; the time to act is now! Not then thousand years down the road when it is too late!

wilma s.
wilma s.5 years ago

What else has BP done since?? Sock them with everything we can.

Isabel C.
Isabel C.5 years ago

Those who care must band together and help! Contact NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). They are doing the work and will gladly accept your assistance in any way you can give it!

Bonny Z.
Bonny Zeke5 years ago

Sad situation

Lenora S.
Lenora Southwood5 years ago

Just what can we do to help?sad sad story

Judy H.
Judith Howard5 years ago

Thanks for sharing such a poignant story. Mr. Creppel and others like him should get the help they need.

Offshore drilling needs to be stopped. We have seen the dangers even before the BP mess. How many more disasters have to happen before we say enough is enough.

Chintin C.
ChungTing Chen5 years ago

thanks for all ppl :)