Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, April 21, 2010. (Credit: Reuters)
By Lindsay Abrams; Original Post at Salon
The energy company insists the Gulf has recovered. The people who live there say it still has a long way to go.
The best time to find tarballs on Louisiana’s shorelines is directly after a thunderstorm, when the waves churn up the oil carpeting the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and deposit its weathered remnants onto the beach.