Gulf Coast Americans: At the End of Our Ropes

By: Monday May 31, 2010 6:00 am

Unless you’ve spent some time down here on the Gulf Coast, you’re unlikely to really understand the people that live down here. Hard scrabble is a way of life. Historically, we’ve had systemic attacks on our people, our culture and our environment. The hostility runs pretty deep down here because the history of maltreatment runs pretty deep. There are several historical events that you really need to understand to understand the people of Southeastern Louisiana and the surrounding areas

 

“Very, Very, Modest” Impact? How About Twenty-four Miles of Dead Marsh, Mr. Hayward?

By: Friday May 21, 2010 4:35 pm

Despite claims by BP CEO Tony Hayward that the environmental impact of the BP oil spill will be “very, very modest”, the true magnitude of the destruction is now being seen, as a marsh with a twenty-four mile shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

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