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Tagged : bp-gulf-oil-spill


Gulf oil spill ‘wiped out options’ for Louisiana fishing couple

December 1st, 2010

While the BP Gulf Oil Spill has been relegated to history in the minds of many Americans, the people who live and work on the Gulf remain deeply affected.

In this latest installment of Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster, a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council, StoryCorps and Bridge the Gulf, shrimpers Darla and Todd Rooks talk about how the spill has threatened their livelihood and tainted the sea life they depend upon.

Darla reveals that she has considered suicide, and what persuaded her to persevere. She and Todd detail how the couple now live on their shrimp boat, unable to afford lodging on land.

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Sea turtles rescued from the Gulf oil spill

August 27th, 2010

Endangered sea turtles affected by the BP Gulf oil spill are finding their way home again.  The first 22 of several hundred rehabilitated sea turtles were recently released back into the Gulf of Mexico.  In this edition of Going Green, Rebecca Ward has more on the Gulf turtle operation and what it will take to get them swimming again:

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