1. nrdc:

These shrimp without eyes were caught off the Gulf Coast in late 2011.
BP Hauls in $7.7 Billion in Profits, Gulf Fishermen Haul in Shrimp with No Eyes
Oil giant BP, the company behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,  reported profits of $7.7 billion for the last quarter of 2011. Company  executives and industry analysts sounded bullish about the company’s  future in a recent New York Times article,  saying they had set aside enough money to compensate victims of the  Gulf spill and had plans to expand drilling operations in the Gulf.
BP seems to be recovering nicely after the disaster, which killed 11  people and pumped 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  But stories from the Gulf suggest that the region is anything but  healed.
The Gulf has been plagued with a suite of unexplained afflictions.  Gulf fishermen say this is the worst season they can remember, with  catches down 80 percent or more. Shrimp boats come home nearly empty, hauling in deformed, discolored shrimp, even shrimp without eyes. Tar balls and dead dolphins still wash up on beaches. Scientists report huge tar mats below the sand, “like vanilla swirl ice cream.” Read more in NRDC’s Switchboard blog.

    nrdc:

    These shrimp without eyes were caught off the Gulf Coast in late 2011.

    BP Hauls in $7.7 Billion in Profits, Gulf Fishermen Haul in Shrimp with No Eyes

    Oil giant BP, the company behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, reported profits of $7.7 billion for the last quarter of 2011. Company executives and industry analysts sounded bullish about the company’s future in a recent New York Times article, saying they had set aside enough money to compensate victims of the Gulf spill and had plans to expand drilling operations in the Gulf.

    BP seems to be recovering nicely after the disaster, which killed 11 people and pumped 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But stories from the Gulf suggest that the region is anything but healed.

    The Gulf has been plagued with a suite of unexplained afflictions. Gulf fishermen say this is the worst season they can remember, with catches down 80 percent or more. Shrimp boats come home nearly empty, hauling in deformed, discolored shrimp, even shrimp without eyes. Tar balls and dead dolphins still wash up on beaches. Scientists report huge tar mats below the sand, “like vanilla swirl ice cream.” Read more in NRDC’s Switchboard blog.


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    BP, not everything is okay. Come back and fix your mess.
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    You can probably still get it… It will just cost a bajillion dollars this year. OR, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD BE A GOOD PERSON...
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    …and I was looking forward to a good shrimp/crawfish season, too.
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