Pelicans covered in oil
Some of the other photos out there are much worse, but it’s heartbreaking to see these pelicans covered in oil.
Meanwhile, oil spill protests are heating up against BP.
We’ve added more depressing photos after the jump.
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President Obama arrives in New Orleans as BP tries to contain the spill
President Barack Obama is greeted by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, upon Obama’s arrival in New Orleans this afternoon. Obama traveled to the Louisiana gulf coast to further assess damage from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Meanwhile, BP is still working on an effort to capture the oil spewing from the sea floor.
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Tags: Admiral Thad Allen, BP, Charlie Crist, Deepwater Horizon, gulf coast, Lisa Jackson, New Orleans, oil, oil pollution, oil spill, President Barack Obama
Shrimp season is over
Shrimp boats sit in the Venice Marina after the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced that the shrimp season in the territorial seas of the central coast of Louisiana from Four Bayou Pass to Freshwater Bayou were closed effective sunset Saturday due to the recent oil spill.
Expect prices to rise for shrimp and crab. We’re just beginning to see the devastation from the oil spill.
Meanwhile, BP is mulling its options to contain the spill after recent efforts failed.