Monday was the 5-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The loss of wildlife and nesting habitats is incalculable and will never be recovered.
This was from the local news on the anniversary:
Beshel’s Marina in East Pointe ala Hache on the east bank of lower Plaquemines Parish resembled a ghost town on Monday. Owner Don Beshel said before the BP spill, more than 100 boats would normally tie up to his docks. Now there are only about a dozen boats left, and most of them haven’t left the marina in months….
Barisich said BP has an obligation to clean up the fisheries and rebuild the oyster reefs.
“The oysters are like the canary in the coal mine,” he said. “Until we get our oyster reefs back, which would purify the water and make the environment better, we’re going to be at a standstill.”
This is from the National Resources Defense Council: