Tarballs on Horn Island, Greenpeace Blogpost by Phil Kline, September 8, 2010:
Horn Island, off the coast of Mississippi, covered in tarballs... We saw a turtle nest just a few feet away from tarballs; we dug in the sand a few feet and found layers of black sand beneath the surface. ... It was clear that this small island would be changed forever.
Even though most of the oil has never even made landfall and we're just seeing the tiniest percent of the problem... It is enormous, out of control, and impossible to clean up, and it is outrageous that we are being told that the problem is solved.
It makes me angry that the clean up efforts are so bad that the tarballs beside a turtles nest have not yet been cleaned... cleanup likely won't be fast enough to spare the wildlife that call these islands their home.
What can we do but witness the destruction? Witness, document, remember and then change.
Read the post here.