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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 05:44 PM

Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill

About two-thirds of U.S. oysters come from the Gulf Coast, the source of about 40% of America's seafood catch. But in the three years since the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon blew up and sank about 80 miles south of here, fishermen say many of the oyster reefs are still barren, and some other commercial species are harder to find.

"My fellow fishermen who fish crab and who fish fish, they're feeling the same thing," Barisich said. "You get a spike in production every now and then, but overall, it's off. Everybody's down. Everywhere there was dispersed oil and heavily oiled, the production is down."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/27/us/gulf-disaster-fishing-industry/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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Reply Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill (Original post)
phantom power Apr 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #1
cantbeserious Apr 2013 #2
ConcernedCanuk Apr 2013 #3
limpyhobbler Apr 2013 #4
tex-wyo-dem Apr 2013 #5
Champion Jack Apr 2013 #7
WHEN CRABS ROAR Apr 2013 #6

Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:08 PM

1. Of course this no surprise, no matter how often BP tried to deny the impact.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

2. Dispersing Carcinogens Will Have This Effect

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:13 PM

3. Good thing Bush 2 invaded Iraq!

 

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Lots of oil there . . .

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. Whatever oil spills don't kill, acid oceans will.

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

5. But, but...all those feel-good, self-serving BP commercials...

Say everything is hunky-dorey in the Gulf...it's like the spill never happened.

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Response to tex-wyo-dem (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:03 AM

7. Much like the natural gas commercials telling us how safe and clean it is...

Butterflies, rainbows and bullshit

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

6. Meanwhile, on the west coast in Oregon, oyster production is down

due to saltwater becoming more acidic because of rising carbon levels and harming the growth of the oysters shells.

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