“There baaaaack”

oil on Fort Morgan beach 12.28.10

Will Gulf's winds and waves keep reminding us in 2011 of the high price of a carbon-based life-style? Oil in patties, pancakes, balls and blobs keeps washing ashore across the Gulf Coast. Photo above from Ft Morgan Alabama 12.28.2010 - three months later more is appearing, along with new oil from a mystery location.

Sounding a bit like a broken record here, but this new spate of oil rolling up on the Gulf Coast beaches from Fort Morgan, Alabama to Timbalier Islands Louisiana can’t be surprising anyone – can it?

Emulsified oil, oil mousse and tar balls from an unknown source have been washing up on beaches from Grand Isle to West Timbalier Island along the Gulf of Mexico, a stretch of about 30 miles, a Louisiana official said. It was still heading west Monday afternoon. – The Times-Picayune

Almost a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Isle residents experienced a bit of deja vu. – Houmatoday.com

The crude [origin yet to be identified] began washing up on stretches of Louisiana’s shoreline late Saturday and continued to foul beaches through Monday, including on Elmer’s Island, a state wildlife refuge. The Coast Guard said that crude has accumulated on stretches amounting to about a half-mile. – Wall Street Journal

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 22, 2011 (ENS) – An unidentified oily substance began washing ashore on the Louisiana coast on Sunday, prompting the U.S. Coast Guard, with state and local agencies, to conduct clean up and recovery operations of tainted beaches. – Environmental News Network

“They’re baaaack,”  no not the TV people, the BP cleanup people.

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