Posted on June 30, 2010 in Environmental Law
As more than 200,000 gallons of oil continue to spew into the Gulf of Mexico each day, early indications are that a defective part was the culprit in the April 20th explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil. Dead birds, turtles and other aquatic life have already been discovered, and several oiled birds have been treated. Filter-feeding fish are also especially vulnerable to oil-tainted water. The long-term damage to both wildlife and business will depend on how long the spill takes to control, how far it spreads, and how it affects species’ reproduction. Livelihoods have been affected including fishermen and the tourism industry.
BP Oil Spill is affecting peoples lives in many ways. New Orleans pollution attorney Stuart H. Smith is representing client affected by the BP Oil Spill