Locus Focus on 07/05/10
BP'S OIL HEMORRHAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
Right now there are more unanswered questions than answers about what is happening with the hemorrhaging oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and what will be its short and long term environmental, health and economic consequences. Portland environmental writer Lizzie Grossman returns from a trip to Gulf of Mexico to report on what she saw, the people she met and her first-hand impressions on the immensity of disaster created by the BP Oil hemorrhage on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. We talk about the destruction that is already evident from this disaster and the even more disquieting concerns about what is yet to unfold.
Lizzie Grossman is a Portland-based science and environment writer whose most recent book is Chasing Molecules. She is currently reporting on the Gulf Oil Disaster for several web magazines.