PHOTOS: BP oil pollutes Louisiana marshes after Hurricane Isaac
September 7, 2012
Oil from the 2010 BP disaster is polluting marshes and beaches in Louisiana, churned up by Hurricane Isaac more than two years after that spill devastated this area and other parts of the Gulf Coast. After documenting oil this week on aNational Wildlife Refuge in Alabamaandislands off the coast of Mississippi, Greenpeace and the Gulf Restoration Network investigated the marshes of southern Louisiana, and took samples of oil among the grass, water and soil. According to theNew York Times, oil sampled from these Louisiana marshes this week by state wildlife officials has been fingerprinted as oil from the BP disaster.
As Gulf Coast residents face years or decades of impacts from the BP oil disaster, this is a reminder of what happens when welet oil companies write this countrys energy plan and endanger our coastlines.