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Accounting for a Manmade Disaster in the Gulf, a Year Later" from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag:

A year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history , dozens of dead baby dolphins are washing ashore in the Gulf of Mexico; oyster populations are devastated, crippling a multi-billion dollar industry and the tens of thousands of jobs that go with it; and Gulf residents continue to complain of lingering health problems that they believe were caused by the BP oil spill. Despite what you may read in the mainstream media, the oil has not gone away. After sinking more than a mile to the bottom of the Gulf, the Deepwater Horizon claimed the lives of 11 men working on the rig and untold thousands of Gulf marine mammals, birds, shrimp, shellfish and other animals. You would think a disaster of this magnitude would cause us as a nation to stop and reflect on why we were drilling in such deep and treacherous waters to begin with -- especially when we were drilling without an adequate...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/accounting-for-a-manmade-disa...

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