Category: Gulf Oil Catastrophe

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Even when it’s not out of sight)

Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld Since BP announced that CEO Tony Hayward would receive a multi-million dollar golden parachute and be replaced by Bob Dudley, we have witnessed an incredibly broad, and powerful, propaganda campaign. A campaign that peaked this week with the US government, clearly acting in BP’s best interests, itself

Gulf Residents Likely Face Decades of Psychological Impact From BP’s Oil Disaster

Story by Dahr Jamail, Photography by Erika Blumenfeld, t r u t h o u t | Report While the devastating ecological impacts of BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are obvious, the less visible but also long-lasting psychological, community and personal impacts could be worse, according to social scientists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

What Happens Next?

Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld Recently we met with Captain Louis Skrmetta who runs Ship Island Excursions out of Gulfport, Mississippi. His grandfather came to the US from Croatia in 1904, and began working as an oyster fisherman, now an endangered endeavor. From that background arose the family business of ferrying people

Fending For Themselves

Story by Dahr Jamail Photography by Erika Blumenfeld We drive south on Louisiana Highway 55 towards Pointe-au-Chien. The two-lane road hugs a bayou, like most of the roads leading south into the marsh areas. Incredibly green, lush forest gives way to increasing areas of water the further south we venture, until the very road feels