09 Apr '11, 12am

Gulf Coast Resident Marches to DC from Louisiana to Demand Justice After BP Spill

Many Gulf Coast residents' lives have been changed by the BP spill -- whether through lost jobs, health woes, marred property values, or otherwise. And while a cumbersome system has been put in place to pay out claims made by impacted residents, it by no means will right all the wrongs imparted upon the region over the course of the spill. Some residents are justifiably upset that more hasn't been done to hold BP accountable for its negligence. One such resident is Cherri Foytlin, who gained prominence when she passionately called for Obama to back to the Gulf and pay closer attention to the spill and its victims. After he failed to heed her call, Foytlin joined up with Project Gulf Impact to draw attention to the continued suffering in the region -- together, they set out to march from Louisiana to Washington DC. On foot.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/gulf-coast-reside...

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