Last month, GRN and Vanishing Earth flew with Southwings to check up on our coast and our Gulf. The unreported oil we found was routine, and routinely frustrating. We also witnessed the river building new land, giving new cause for hope.
With the eagle eyes of Vanishing Earth, we spotted a sheen by the Poydras Energy Platform in Breton Sound. Breton Sound has some of the highest density of oil spills in the United States, due to its rustbucket rigs.
Poydras Energy Partners
In this case, the company denied responsibility for the sheen.
With a simple "no", their word overrules our photograph. Without a liable party, there was no clean up of this oil. This kind of negligence, on the part of companies and the government, is 'business as usual.'
We spotted this sheen, and noted the time and location, and kept...