Recovery in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon has been something of a slow recovery when it comes to the most impacted communities (mid- and deepwater). More readily-viewable areas have seen mixed recovery.
Much of the discussion in Louisiana has centered around the payments or “getting back to work.” A new documentary, After The Spill, by Jon Bowermaster, places the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the context of Louisiana’s perpetual lovefest with the oil and gas industry that has been a key driver of wetland loss and coastal erosion for more than seven decades.
Last Friday, the documentary screened at the Joy Theater in New Orleans. Check out this provocative documentary on a screen near you and join the debate and discussion about the appropriate role of oil and gas extraction along the Gulf Coast.
See Mark Schleifstein’s summary here (from NOLA.com).