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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