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Over two years ago, the largest marine oil spill in the Petroleum industry took place in the Gulf of Mexico. An estimated 53,000 barrels per day escaped from the well just before it was capped. The spill caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and to the Gulf’s fishing and tourism industries.
According to the Al Jazeera, the Gulf Coast’s fishermen has had the most dramatic effect from the spill. Half of all the oysters sold in the US used to come from Louisiana’s waters but the region’s fishermen now supply just one fifth. Brad Robin, an oyster fisherman who has been facing economic ruin since the spill, says: “The truth of the matter is it’s (oysters) not there to catch, we can’t catch it. It’s terrible. You know disaster is an understatement for what they have done. They destroyed my industry, they destroyed my livelihood, they destroyed my business ….”
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Alexis Wagnon is a snowboarder, long distance runner, and crazy about all things mountain. Her love for the outdoors and exploration never grows old. She has lived and traveled in Europe and the Caribbean. She is also an avid promoter of sustainability and has always had a passion for protecting the environment.