11 May '12, 6pm
Greenpeace Uncovers Shocking Photos Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Disaster
As a resident of the Gulf Coast, I have received numerous photos and videos from local friends showing oil continuing to wash in with crashing waves, and tar balls sitting on our beaches. Beneath our famous “sugar white sands” you can find layers upon layers of oil-stained sands, not more than 6 inches from the surface. And yet tourism along the coast is once again thriving, as is local traffic to our beaches. Many locals who weren’t directly affected by the oil spill – or not a part of an industry that was devastated by the disaster – continue to pretend like nothing happened. They ignore the fact that the tar balls they are walking across to play in the water have been found to contain deadly bacteria . They conveniently ignored the cleanup workers in hazmat suits plucking tar balls a few feet away from sunbathers. To them, if they can’t see the problem, it isn’t there.