Category Archives: Dispersants

It Still Hurts My Heart

“The Tarball Chronicles] offers compelling images and vivid descriptions of the Gulf. Anyone who wanted a first-hand look at the Gulf after the news cycle ended will find it here, but this brilliant, thoughtful book will leave them disquieted.” —Publishers … Continue reading

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If Oysters Were Pelicans We Might “Make it right”

Today I waded into the future waters of Barataria Bay with oystermen Nick Collins, Jules Melancon and Jim Gossen, President & CEO of Louisiana Foods Global Seafood Source (the guy that buys the oysters the rest of us eat) as … Continue reading

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Dolphin Deaths Deserve More Answers Than Questions

This is “normally” dead dolphin season along the Gulf Coast, but 2011 has a haunting, downstream-impact feeling about it; fueled by a “higher than average” number of still-born and baby dolphins washing ashore in the marshes and on the beaches along … Continue reading

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The BP Disaster – Thank God It’s Over!

This is all the American public really wanted in the end, just someone to step up and tell us when this greatest of human-caused environmental disasters would be over – period.  Don’t bog our lives down with endless media reports … Continue reading

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Blackbird Die-off and Voodoo Science

A significant reason I only work on long-term projects is perspective.  When you are there longer than a week or two you begin to see swings in mood, culture, people, wildlife, the seasons.  You begin to feel the pulse of … Continue reading

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Pubs, Pints and Petroleum Politics

I don’t know if I always had a journalist gene, or it’s just something that intertwines itself within the double-helix for curiosity, but stories that don’t walk a straight line fascinate me.  Especially stories that don’t just dip their toes, … Continue reading

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Commission on BP Spill Report: Telling us what we know and they knew

    This past week the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released an interlaced series of four documents, its preliminary findings on the handling of the BP oil spill (they still refuse to call … Continue reading

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