America's Ocean

America's Ocean

by
Abby Zimet

After fighting to hide the devastation they've
unleashed – now reaching Louisiana's famed wetlands – BP has agreed to
demands by Rep. Edward Markey to release shocking live video feed of the
gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, to be posted to Markey's website. Other horrific
images and tales abound. Brief video of oil spewing here, photos of the damage here and here,
reports on health hazards to humans here, and stories of BP refusing media
access  here. To Markey's callinge the disaster "a
blistering, scalding indictment" of BP's attitude, we'd add: And of a
criminal lack of oversight all around. 

"This
is BP's spill, but it is the American people's ocean." – Markey

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