Oil Spill: A Farewell to the Gulf Coast's Lifestyle?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Crews on ships work on the attempted 'top kill' procedure at the source site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on May 29, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, Louisiana. (Win McNamee/Getty)

It has been nearly six weeks since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, sunk, and started to spill oil in the Gulf. There are many aspects to the story, and it’s easy to get distracted by the live feed webcam of the underwater oil spill and the hourly reports on BP’s latest attempts to fix the leak. Yet a larger question looms on the horizon: how different will life be on the Gulf Coast be for residents and visitors once this mess is over?

The spill is shaping up to be a defining catastrophe of the sort that people will think of with a before and an after. This morning we look at the kind of seismic changes this crisis might bring forth in the region. Mike Tidwell, author of "Bayou Farewell," talks to us about the oil spill's collateral damage: the Gulf Coast's unique way of life.

Guests:

Mike Tidwell

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

Comments [2]

MK Ultra from Here and now

Well, if you really want the answer to this question, why don't you go visit Prince William Sound today, 20 years after the Exxon Valdes disaster? What you find/see there, will be exactly what the residents of the Gulf will have to face, 20, 30, 40, 50 and more years from now.

Jun. 01 2010 09:29 AM
gaetano marano from Italy

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the TRUE REALITY of facts is that...
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BP wants only to save its OIL and the WELLHEAD rather than save the Gulf's SEA...
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the US government don't take control of the crisis to leave the entire responsibility on the BP's head...
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all websites, newspapers and TVs Press want a very long Gulf crisis to have a war-like "top story" to talk about for many months more...
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the environmentalists are very happy to see a long and giant disaster in the Gulf because it's big and free advertising in support of their thesis against the oil and in favour of renewable energy sources...
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that's the reasons why NO ONE of them wants to adopt, use, suggest, impose, promote, review, talk about the MANY simpler, cheaper and FASTER ways to STOP the oil spill in a few DAYS, like (e.g.) these:
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http://www.ghostnasa.com/posts2/070oilspillsolution.html
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May. 31 2010 12:47 PM

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