Guest Editorial: We Need to Protect the Gulf From Exposure to Oil Spills

Guest Editorial: We Need to Protect the Gulf From Exposure to Oil Spills

A little more than a decade ago, on April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon British Petroleum oil rig killed 11 workers and spilled over 130 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the biggest oil spill ever in U.S. waters and one of the worst environmental disasters anywhere ever.

STOCK ISLAND RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT: "KEEP PUBLIC WATERFRONT LAND PUBLIC!"

STOCK ISLAND RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT: “KEEP PUBLIC WATERFRONT LAND PUBLIC!”

Here in Stock Island, in just a few years, we have had such over development that we have a hard time getting off Stock Island and onto US 1 highway, the traffic has become horrendous with too many cars. Parking has become an issue. Our neighbors have been evicted from their homes, with no protection from our local government, only assistance to the developers who evicted these families.

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