28 Jul '14, 3pm

Subsidy Spotlight: Paid to Pollute and Poison

July 28, 2014 | Article by Paul Thacker , on assignment with Oil Change International Kindra Arnesen on the water (photo courtesy Cherri Foytlin) A wife and mother of two from Venice, Louisiana, Kindra Arnesen says her life can be divided into two chapters: before April 20, 2010, and after. On that evening, an oil well located several miles off the coast of Louisiana discharged large bubbles of gas which traveled a mile to the surface before igniting, destroying the oil rig and killing eleven men. Thus began the worst marine oil spill in history and America’s largest environmental disaster, with hundreds of millions of gallons of oil eventually spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Four years later, residents from surrounding communities claim they still struggle with the health problems caused by the BP oil spill. “You just learn to live sick,” says Arnesen, who complains of ...

Full article: http://priceofoil.org/2014/07/28/paid-pollute-poison/

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