Missing Papa Bear

In May 2010, I visited Eunice, La., hometown of Blair Manuel, a contractor that died on the Deepwater Horizon explosion. This little town in the middle of Cajun country is tied closely to offshore drilling one way or another.

The cover story about Manuel and the visit was “Fighting for Papa Bear.” I interviewed this past weekend his oldest daughter for The Daily Beast. Please click on the story, hit the Facebook “Like” button and leave a comment. Thanks.

Here are some of the other cover stories we published about the BP disaster:

Spill, Baby, Spill
Vol. 25, No. 5, May 6, 2010

Since the Transocean-owned Deepwater Horizon oil rig ignited on April 20, killing 11 people and placing the entire Gulf Coast at risk for economic and environmental fallouts, the potential damage that could be inflicted is greater than that of any hurricane.

What To Expect From BP
Vol. 26, No. 5, May 13, 2010

While Northwest Florida prepared for the over five million gallons of BP crude oil set to contaminate its beaches and waterways, the IN took a break from the endless series of press conferences by visiting politicians to talk with experts who have investigated and dealt with British Petroleum in other disasters.

Perception To Reality

Vol. 30, No. 5, June 10, 2010

The sound of squawking gulls and churning water fills the air. Breaking waves sprinkle the ocean landscape. It’s like most summer days at the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier — except for the dismal undertones from those who line its rails.