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26 May 2010. Barataria Bay to Grand Isle, Jefferson/Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
The marsh land near Grand Isle is soaked with oil, the filthy tide mark clearly visible. The fragile grass lands perched at the mouth of mississippi delta is all that separates land from the Gulf of Mexico. The region is strategically vital to the American oil and gas industry and a major player in America's seafood industry. BP's catastrophic oil spill continues to spew a black tide of death which continues to encroach upon everything in the region. The economic impact is devastating with shrimp boats tied up, vacation rentals and charter boat fishing trips are cancelled. The only real business is cleaning up big oil's disasterous screw up. 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.
Photo credit; Charlie Varley
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- Charlie Varley www.varleypix.com
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