Authors: Green For All
From Bridge the Gulf
A year ago, BP capped the blown-out Macondo well, stopping the flood of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The out-of-control well had gushed for nearly three months, after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and claimed the lives of 11 people working aboard. President Obama called it "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced." Ultimately, an estimated 205 million gallons of oil was released, disrupting the lives of thousands of people across the Gulf Coast.
The capping of the well was seen as a turning point in the disaster – the beginning of the end. But, a year after the oil has stopped gushing, are things any better on the Gulf Coast?
Gulf Coast residents describe the challenges they've endured since the Macondo Well was capped.