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06 June 2010. Jean Lafitte, Louisiana.
A long list of paperwork required by BP to apply for work or compensation on the wall at BP's community outreach center housed in the Jean Lafitte town hall. Ironically there was nobody from BP to speak with at the center. Much of the local fishing business, especially for smaller boats is a cash industry. Providing the necessary paperwork is often impossible for many boat owners and deckhands. 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.
Photo; Charlie Varley/varleypix.com
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