Photo Credit: “NASA’s Aqua Satellite Sees Gulf Oil Slick in Sunglint” via NASA
“We have already had many deaths of humans directly attributed to this disaster,” says investigative journalist Dahr Jamail.
It’s been 1 year since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig leased by BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill killed 11 rig workers, unleashed massive amounts of oil into the Gulf and started the largest environmental disaster in US history. One thing’s for sure, no mater how many times it drops out of the headlines this is not over.
Here’s some of our posts on the oil spill, including BP Oil Spill: Let’s Call It What It Is which addresses the need the media has to not call things what they are and BP’s Looney Tunes Oil Spill Containment Failures, an animated look at the plans that didn’t work in shutting of the rig and preventing further destruction in the Gulf. Yes, we even got at Obama, and rightfully so, in Dear BP, You Got Oil On My Khakis- That Is All, Love, Obama
As usual democracy Now! did a good job with their 1 year followup piece, dedicating the whole hour to reporting on what’s been going on in the Gulf, while the rest of the world went on about it’s business.
Voices From the Gulf: “One Year Later, We’re In The Same Situation As Last Year”
Deepwater Drilling Resumes Despite Unclear Impact of BP Spill: “It Is All About Hiding The Oil, Not Cleaning It Up”
Death Toll From BP Spill Still Rising As Residents Die From Spill-Related Illnesses
Father of Deepwater Horizon Victim: The Blowout Was “Inevitable” Due to BP’s Lack of Safety Precautions