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BP execs want us to believe the Gulf of Mexico is back to normal after the #oilspill. Residents tell a different story

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon blowout last year, BP repeatedly misled the public about how much oil was spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as we mark the one-year anniversary of the blowout, company executives would like us to believe that the spill has been cleaned up and the Gulf of Mexico is back to normal. The people who actually live along the Gulf Coast tell us something different. In a powerful new documentary airing on Saturday on Planet Green called "Stories from the Gulf ," residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in American history. The movie is based on interviews produced by NRDC and Bridge the Gulf and recorded by Story Corps. I had the opportunity to provide the opening narration for the film, but most of the voices come right out of the Gulf. Finally, the people whose voices were so often drowned out...

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