Two years After the BP Oil Disaster, a letter from Chief Naquin.
Two years later, the BP oil spill seems no longer newsworthy, no longer politically expedient, and one that many believe has long been settled. The fact of the matter is that this event continues to have an adverse impact on the lives of the most vulnerable: the working poor and disenfranchised communities. Negative health effects have begun to surface for those who worked in the cleanup efforts. Oyster and shrimp populations have dwindled drastically as other forms of marine life are washing up dead on coastal shores. Two years later our coast is still suffering. And our community has yet to see any compensation for our losses.
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