The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP’s black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on the beaches of Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge.
“The government allowed this to happen,” said Dean Blanchard, owner of a major Louisiana seafood distributorship, Dean Blanchard Seafood, and homeowner in Grand Isle. “They allowed them to be out there without a plan, without the right safety stuff because BP paid them in lobbying fees. As soon as the oil come, my dog died. So [BP] isn’t any better than Michael Vick. They killed my dog and that’s how I feel.”