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06 June 2010. Barataria Bay to Grand Isle, Jefferson/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Local authorities have pressed ahead, cutting through red tape that usually takes years to get anything done as enormous sand dredging operations build new barrier islands off Grande Terre island where the Gulf of Mexico meets Louisiana. It is hoped the new islands will help protect the inland fragile wetlands from the curse of British Petroleum.
The ecological and economic impact of BP's oil spill is devastating to the region. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is evading booms laid out to stop it thanks in part to the dispersants which means the oil travels at every depth of the Gulf and washes ashore wherever the current carries it. The Louisiana wetlands produce over 30% of America's seafood and are the most fertile of their kind in the world.
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