New oil showing up on beaches near Grand Isle — Oiled birds being recovered


New oil surfaces near Elmer’s Island, Houma Today, February 22, 2011:

New oil is still washing up on local beaches, including Elmer’s Island, 10 months after BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, state officials said. ...

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say they’ve been told that the clean-up partners are planning to “pack up shop” at the end of this month.

Secretary Robert Barham called the departure “unacceptable,” especially since new oil is being discovered in places like Bay Jimmy, Red Fish Bay and Pass-a-Loutre.

Oiled birds are still being recovered in these areas and others. A dolphin was also rescued from the area recently and later released off the Florida coast, Barham said.

The most “distressing” report, though, comes out of Elmer’s Island, near Grand Isle. Barham said there’s “new oil” showing up on its beaches, including tar balls and a submerged mat” of crude.

h/t WhoDat35

10 comments to New oil showing up on beaches near Grand Isle — Oiled birds being recovered

  • Jean

    New oil washing up? Must be from those "natural seeps". Surely the well and/or seafloor is not leaking....

  • xdrfox

    Does much of this seem familiar ? .... The company dumped billions of gallons of toxic crude during its operations, 1964-1990 fouling rivers, lakes and soil and causing cancer deaths in indigenous communities ... her husband and two of his 10 children died from effects of the pollution, which rights group Amazon Watch says has affected an area the size of the US state of Rhode Island. ... "have skin problems, like fungus," ... never thought they would leave behind such damage,never. ... "It changed our life: hunting, fishing, and other food, it's all finished." ... She
    skeptically eyes the ongoing cleanup ... The company "made arrangements, but they covered
    everything with sticks and earth and nothing more," ... The operation has done little to improve conditions, ... the air is just unbearable. I can't live above the oil," ... strong
    petroleum smell permeates ... families, some of whom complain of headaches. ... merely sinking a shovel into the ground yields a thick layer of crude. ... article... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110223/ts_alt_afp/ecuadorcourtcompanyenvironmentchevronusnative

  • sad--ACTION STEPS--NOW!!

    IF THE DOJ AND AGs WOULD APPLY THE LAW AND SUE THESE SLEAZY CORPORATE BLOOD-SUCKERS, AS A PRIVATE LAW FIRM DID IN ECUADOR, THERE WOULD BE ENOUGH RETURN TO COVER US BUDGET GAPS!!!....

    STOP slashing environmental protection, social services, and workers' benefits.

    START ENFORCING THE LAW to meet the budget shortfalls!!!

  • Jack

    Sorry, ACTION STEPS,
    the Ecuador case looks like a big winner as reported on Democracy Now, but you gotta hear the CORPSE-porate man
    say, "We are Appealing", and you gotta know, there is no
    plan to remediate, recover, rehabilitate, nor renew any of the
    damaged lands.
    Money Talks, and po' folks walks...
    the DOJ and the AG's are all criminal-co-conspirators, that
    make their living victimizing the innocent and playing for the
    evillest bastards in history.

  • ivanthedestroyer

    MARCH ON WALL STREET!!!

  • The DOJ will not prosecute. Not in any meaningful way. Now that we are past Peak Oil Production, our government -the Military Industrial Complex-- will do everything it can to protect it's oil sources. Even at the expense of it's citizens.

  • xdrfox

    Jack
    Look at the Huge reduction $$$$$ of on the Valdez spill in the end.

  • sad--ACTION STEPS--NOW!!

    Jack, It's not that simple. These "criminal entities" are still subject to the law and love to cite it when it favors them!...BUT, You can only get away with selective application for so long!!!

    MY POINT IS THAT LAW IS STILL ON THE BOOKS AND WANTING ENFORCEMENT!! IF THERE WERE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES & PROSECUTION, THE US COULD RECOVER BILLION$ and cover BUDGET HOLES in reality!!!

    SPREAD THE WORD!!!! WE NEED SOME GUTSY LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW!!!

    I'm so tired of everyone just sitting back and negatively accepting things as they are! NO!!! THE LAW APPLIES BOTH WAYS.

  • sad--ACTION STEPS--NOW!!

    Jack, It's not that simple. These "criminal entities" are still subject to the law and still love to cite it when it favors them...BUT, You can only get away with selective application for so long!!!

    MY POINT IS THAT THE LAW IS STILL ON THE BOOKS AND WANTING ENFORCEMENT!! IF THERE WERE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES & PROSECUTION, THE US COULD RECOVER BILLION$ and cover the BUDGET HOLES IN REALITY!!!

    SPREAD THE WORD!!!! WE NEED SOME GUTSY LAW ENFORCEMENT NOW!!!

    I'm so tired of everyone just sitting back and negatively accepting things as they are! NO!!! THE LAW APPLIES BOTH WAYS.

  • ivanthedestroyer

    March on WALL STREET. The LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO BP. MARCH ON WALL STREET and YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT.

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