Another week, another oil spill

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  1. I spent some of the best years of my life on Dauphin Island, which is now in the crosshairs. It always sort of seemed like it was just a matter of time before something like this happened. During just the few years I was there we had a rig break free and wash up on the beach and an evacuation of half of the island due to a gas leak from another rig. If they’re unable to contain this before it reaches shore (which I’m not optimistic about) it’s hard to overstate the effects it would have on the Gulf Coast, environmentally and economically. Fishing and tourism are two of the biggest industries there and oil contamination could ruin both for a very long time. If people thought cleaning up Prince William Sound was a monumental undertaking, just wait until they try to get oil out of salt marshes, seagrass beds, bayous, and sandy barrier islands.

    It’s incredibly sad that it takes something like this to prove a point, but the timing of this all could hardly be more politically apropos. Spill baby, Spill!


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