Friday, April 20, 2012
BP's Lethal Legacy
Writing in today's edition of Climate Connections, Antonia Juhasz looks at BP's toxic legacy on the Gulf Coast. As the residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama struggle with acute and chronic adverse health effects of the oil spill and cleanup, the government and industry compound the tragedy through malign neglect of the victims. As perhaps the worst public health tragedy in US history, the chemical gumbo continues to plague those who were too poor to leave, to sick to fight, and too vulnerable to defy the most powerful industry on the planet.