Voices from the Gulf

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Mike RobertsThe boat ride, out, from Lafitte, Louisiana, Sunday, May 23, 2010, to our fishing grounds was not unlike any other I have taken in my life, as a commercial fisherman from this area.  I have made the trip thousands of times in my 35 plus years shrimping and crabbing.  A warm breeze in my face, it is a typical Louisiana summer day.  3 people were with me, my wife Tracy, Ian Wren, and our grandson, Scottie.  I was so

Yesterday the journalist Dahr Jamail appeared on the news show Democracy Now! to discuss fishermen's ongoing concerns about oil and dispersants in the Gulf. 

Jamail discusses finding dispersants and oil in the Mississippi Sound with James "Catfish" Miller and Mark Stewart, the fishermen who took Bridge the Gulf out on a similar trip a couple weeks ago.

Crossposted from NRDC Switchboard.

Down a winding road that hugs the water of Bayou La Batre in southern Alabama, out-of-work shrimp boats float quietly along the piers. Near the end of the road, the Alabama state dock houses a dozen twin-engine, steel-hulled boats that BP has under contract to do oil cleanup work. Police cars guard the entrance.  

I was listening to kpft in Houston and heard this great talk on TUC Radio with Julia Whitty.  I've been particularly concerned with the discussion on what the short and long term environmental impacts of the bp drilling disaster are going to look like.  Much of the media has been reporting that most of the oil is gone.

This message comes from Delores Suarez, a citizen advocate working with fishermen on the Gulf Coast. In her message she refers to: Dr. William (Bill)  Walker, Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Mark Stewart, Mississippi fisherman, Richard Gollott, Mississippi's Department of Marine Resources commissioner for the commercial seafood industry, and Linda St. Martin, former Shrimp boat owner working with the Sierra Club.

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