Louisiana Bayoukeeper Update: Mike Roberts

This blog is from Mike Roberts at Louisiana Bayoukeeper. You can follow Louisiana Bayoukeeper on Twitter as well as reading their blog updates.

One Year Later:  The Oil Is Still Here
We set out on watershed patrol with a specific mission.  Water bottom sediment samples in specific areas of our Watershed.  Since the BP oil/dispersant disaster brought an ecological and potential human health crisis to our fishing grounds and coastal communities, we have asked our state and federal agencies, why are you allowing BP to sink the oil/dispersant to the water bottom and what will that do to the marine life that lives there?  I would think agencies charged with protecting and sustaining these public trust resources would not only ask these questions, but have the answers long before allowing, not only the spaying of dispersant, but leaving the oil/dispersant toxic mess on the water bottom.  Yet, to date we still have not received answers to these two basic questions.   Hiding the oil/dispersant below the surface is not an acceptable alternative to real response and clean up.

Take a moment to watch this short video of a Louisiana Bayoukeeper monitoring trip. The oil is still here.

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