Posted: May 21, 2010 8:25 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's been a month since a blown-out
well started spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but the people
who rely on those waters to make a living are just starting to
realize the scope of the devastation.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, operated by BP PLC, exploded
and sank in April, killing 11 crew members. The resulting spill has
leaked millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf. Swaths of the
Gulf have been closed to fishing, and some fishermen worry it could
be some time before consumers are comfortable eating and buying
seafood from the region again.
Ron Price is one of those fishermen. He recently looked out on
the oil-soaked Redfish Bay and lamented: "Even God can't fix this.
And BP certainly can't."