The BP Oil Spill has been one of our worst nightmares in the Gulf Coast Region, affecting all Americans, and having a future affect worldwide. 13 have lost their lives directly associated with the spill and clean up, thousands have lost their livelihood for an indefinite amount of time; countless birds and sea life have died, including turtles, etc.; fishermen, shrimpers, etc., have their lives in limbo. People who have businesses along the beaches, and depend on travelers for their money, are in limbo. Vacationers have post poned their trips to the gulf, considering other places of interest for their vacations.
Here are some interesting and INFORMATIVE links concerning the spill. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10396554.stm
EXXON VALDEZ OIL ISSUED A WARNING BACK IN MAY, 2010, OF THE DANGERS OF OIL CLEAN-UP.... http://www.lvrj.com/news/exxon-valdez-oil-risks-spur-warning-for-gulf-cleanup-crews-93258964.html
I hope you find some of these links informative.
If you know of people who have been directly affected by this tragedy, please feel free to post and let us know how this his adversely affected you.