A sea of orange, reddish oil from a sunken rig flowed into Coup Abel Pass and Barataria Pass — two routes southwest of Barataria Bay that oil can take into the interior of Louisiana’s marshes — on Sunday.
Located west of Grand Isle, a handful of modified shrimp boats tried to collect the oil with absorbent boom, but the sheer amount of it seemed daunting.
“They waited too long to close the passes,” said Joel Bradberry, member of the Grand Isle Fire Department.
Heartbreaking photo of oil-covered pelican here. If you're not from Louisiana, you don't know the emotional attachment we have to the pelican, the state symbol. They are amazing, beautiful beasts. The picture is terrible.
BP are criminals, vandals. Shame too on the US government for its cravenly letting BP stay in charge. Boycott BP! Pressure Washington!