Gulf Oil Spill: BP Execs Escape Punishment as Fallout from Disaster Continues to Impact Sea Life “Two years since the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, we look at its impact on the Gulf of Mexico’s residents and wildlife even as no BP officials have faced criminal prosecution for the disaster. Eleven workers died
While some ailing local residents and clean-up workers have settled with BP, others have filed class-action suits. Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, local residents and clean-up workers say they have developed serious illnesses. Those affected blame a combination of the five million barrels of oil spilled
“Two years after the disaster, scientists and fishermen say they are seeing a disturbing amount of mutated sea life. Inside Story speaks with guests: Riki Ott, J Bennett Johnston, and Dahr Jamail.” The beginning of this video includes the Gulf seafood deformities report posted previously. Guest interviews begin about 5 minutes into the video.
Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse. New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with
Dahr Jamail reporting from Louisiana for Al Jazeera English on gulf seafood deformities, with interviews of biologists Darryl Felder and Andrew Whitehead, and Scott Eustis of the Gulf Restoration Network.
Dahr appeared on Al Jazeera’s Listening Post program September 10, 2011, on the impact of the September 11 attacks on the media. “In a series of interviews with journalists and media commentators, we look back at a decade of lies, misrepresentation, manipulation, flawed or fake intelligence, and how many in the western media bought into
“We’ve had many deaths of humans directly attributed to this disaster,” says investigative journalist Dahr Jamail. “I recently spoke with Dr. Mike Robichaux, a doctor in Louisiana who’s treated scores of people. And he said, if we do not have federal government intervention immediately to deal with this and start treating people and start really
Based primarily on investigative work done by Dahr, Al-Jazeera English has produced a piece exploring and analyzing the causes and circumstances of rape in the ranks of the US military.
An investigation by an Al Jazeera online correspondent has found a growing number of toxic illnesses linked to BP oil dispersants along the Gulf coast. Dahr Jamail, author of the special report, told Al Jazeera why BP took such measures.
The Obama administration announced last week that it is safe to eat fish and shrimp caught in the 78 percent of federal waters in the Gulf that are now reopened to fishing. But many are still concerned about the levels of toxins in the water and the impact on marine life. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail