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The BP Oil Disaster is Not Over | Care2 Causes

The BP Oil Disaster is Not Over | Care2 Causes

NOTE: This is a guest post from Aaron Viles, the Deputy Director of the Gulf Restoration Network. Over a year and a half ago, BP’s Macondo well erupted, spewing over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. We continue to experience impacts from the disaster today. The oil is still washing on shore and the environmental impacts are still being revealed – the BP oil disaster is not over. We’ve seen record numbers of dolphin mortality — nearly 500 since the disaster, low numbers of whale sharks returning to the Gulf , and deformities on the gills of the Gulf killifish — an abundant bait fish and an important food source for many marine species. Oily footprints in Barataria Bay. Dec. 10, 2011. Photo: GRN Even worse, recent headlines and GRN’s monitoring efforts have underscored that the oil industry continues to abuse the Gulf, failing to learn the lessons of the B...

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