Zoe Strauss just came back from the beach but it was devastated, and it’s only getting worse. She sent over a few words and some very heavy images of what’s going on in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP oil deluge has been flowing into the gulf since April 20th and the damage is beyond belief.
“I’m coming back from the Gulf with some terrible news. Yesterday and today I was in Waveland, Mississippi and the oiling wasn’t just on the beach, it’s
already moved inland into the wetlands. The oil on the beach and in the water is beyond what I could have imagined. I think this disaster is going to destroy the Southern US Gulf region, it’s going to kill the wetlands. God knows I hope I’m completely wrong about that, but from what I saw I can’t see how they can be saved.
I’m pretty sure 3 or 4 these photos are important to show as a straight forward recording of what’s happening there. But to be honest,the scope of what’s happened is impossible to articulate, in words or photos.”