B(itter) P(ill)

Grand Isle, LA's silent protests.

Grand Isle, LA, for years buoyed by the commercial fishing and oil industries finds itself between a fish and a slick place.

Small coastal communities like this have been neighbors, bystanders, and/or collaborators with a very ominous industry. How do they feel, now that their very lives are stuck in the muck? Here's a gallery of 20 pictures of what I passed on my drive to and through Grand Isle, Louisiana. Click the link above the photo for many more.

Click here to read part one of my notes from the trip.

Click here to read part two of my notes from the trip.

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Gulf Coast, BP Oil Spill, BP, Oil spill, Grand Isle, Louisiana, signs, protest, BP protest, anti-BP, New Orleans

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