Naomi Klein: The Search for BP’s Oil

Naomi Klein: The Search for BP’s Oil

Naomi Klein: The Search for BP’s Oil

Klein reports from the Gulf of Mexico on how the very real effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oilspill are still being felt.

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In the aftermath of the April 2010 explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oilrig, the media was saturated with images of oil-streaked Gulf Coast water and birds coated in a toxic mix of petroleum and dispersant. But as Naomi Klein writes in “The Search for BP’s Oil,” when “the spill-cam was switched off and it became clear that there would be no immediate mass die-offs among dolphins and pelicans… most of us were pretty much on to the next telegenic disaster.” When Klein visited the Gulf in early December aboard the research vessel Weatherbird II, however, the very real—if harder to spot—effects of the spill were still being felt.

Go here to read Klein’s full report from the Gulf.

Video by Jacqueline Soohen and Big Noise Films.

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