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BP Oil Drilling Disaster Five Years Later in Fishing Communities
FIVE YEARS AFTER THE BP OIL DRILLING DISASTER

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE BP OIL DRILLING DISASTER

Panel Discussions - Testimonials - Video Presentation - Call to Action

At the end of Highway 39 in Plaquemines Parish, the Beshel Hoist and Marina in Point la Hache was a hub of activity. It was a place where people of all ages gathered to unload oysters, fish, and shrimp from boats, catch up on the local news, and socialize. In the five years since the BP oil drilling disaster on April 20, 2010, the marina stands virtually vacant, save for recreational fishing. Residents of fishing communities in Plaquemines Parish are deeply concerned that their way of life can vanish as a result of the massive BP oil spill.

To mark the fifth year of the largest environmental disaster in the history of the United States, Plaquemines Parish fishing communities will participate in a town hall meeting to speak out about how they are coping with losses from the BP oil spill as well as build consensus on a plan of action for the recovery of their communities. The town hall meeting will be videotaped and transcribed for a report by fishing communities to local, state, and federal governmental officials. AEHR will support efforts by fishing communities in defense of their human right to a healthy environment.

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Advocates for Environmental Human Rights

832 Topaz Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124-3628
Tel. 504.799.3060
Fax 504.799.3061

Monique Harden
Co-Director & Attorney
mharden@ehumanrights.org

Nathalie Walker
Co-Director & Attorney
nwalker@ehumanrights.org