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Gulf Coast Residents Still Sick From BP Oil Spill

Gulf Coast Residents Still Sick From BP Oil Spill

We’re quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of the tragic BP oil spill: An environmental disaster that left the normally sparkling beaches of the Gulf Coast drowning in a slick of toxic oil.

As thousands of gallons of crude oil seeped into the Gulf from the decimated Macondo well, poisoning the water and seafood that lived in those shallow waters, BP decided that the best course of action would be to crop dust the entire area with a dispersant called Corexit (despite the EPA’s direct order not to do so).

All of BP’s actions, both during and after the spill, were nothing more than a weak attempt to make their mess go away as soon as possible. They didn’t care that the dispersants only made the oil harder to see (rather than actually degrading it) or the fact that the combination of oil and dispersants would create a massive health risk for the hundreds of families who’s businesses were destroyed by the spill.

Since the media has stopped paying attention to the after-effects of the oil spill, BP has launched a nauseating public relations campaign that claims the Gulf Coast is as good as new, and perfectly safe for tourists.

In the video below, you can watch multiple Gulf Coast families talk about how the spill has affected the health of their children, friends and family members. Once you’ve watched it, tell us how eager you are to book that Gulf Coast vacation.

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1:05PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

scary

1:04PM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

scary

8:02AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

so many crises these days. It's critical to keep this before the public.

7:03PM PDT on May 7, 2012

This oil spill visibly affected sooo many people and their businesses - let alone wildlife ...HOW can this have no impact on BP ....is it not possible to boycott any local political representative that has any links to oil companies or fracking ?
I'm an Aussie so not familiar with your political system - if it's hard to find out their backers and links - asking them in writing usually wakes them up a bit and if they refuse to answer - you've got your answer..
It would be great is there was a public blog/article on their answers - do the local papers have the guts ? Sorry not telling you how to suck eggs , just angry BP gets away with ruining so many lives and so much wildlife ..

6:34PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Don't let BP Get out of paying fines for violating the Clean Water Act now that it's gotten off light on lawsuits.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/933/627/092/bp-stop-whining-and-pay-up/

1:35PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:11PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

WEAN US OFF OUR OIL ADDICTION!

4:46AM PST on Feb 8, 2012

OIL MAKES ME MORE TIRED - VERY POOR THAT IGNORANCE

9:31AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

So much for that slick, cynical ad campaign BP has plastered on so many of the TV channels. Pay attention next time you see it. They talk all about how the beaches and waters are open, but nowhere do they specifically say how safe it actually is.

7:36AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

These BP TV ads make me sick and make my stomach turn !

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