When Oil and Water Mix, Discover Magazine, December 5, 2010:
I watched a frenzy of activity as locals prepared to deal with tainted marshes, sickened fish, and tarred wildlife.
Frustrated scientists I met along the Alabama coast spoke out against the possible toxicity of the Corexit 9500 dispersant that BP was using to break up the slick.
But perhaps my moment of arrival at the Gulf Coast best illustrates the local scene. At the airport in Mobile, the first taxi I called refused to pick me up. In a cool Southern drawl the dispatcher explained they could only transport BP folk. It was clear who was in the driver’s seat.