The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has rocked the small towns that thrive in southern Plaquemines Parish, La. Located in the southernmost tip of the state, and now surrounded by oil-filled bays, Venice and its neighboring towns, Boothville and Buras, have been described by many as "ground zero" of the disaster.
Yet another story of the media being hindered in its attempts to cover the BP oil disaster in the Gulf has emerged.
BP has announced it will use all of the net revenues it earns from selling oil it skims from the ocean's surface or collects from the siphon placed on the busted pipe at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico towards a wildlife fund.
A picture is worth a thousands words, here's a series of photos released by Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindal who toured the Lousiana marshlands and witnessed the devastation first hand:
There has been no news story as big as British Petroleum's offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For over a week the world's current events have been fixated on the evolving details of the story.
The spill could well be the worst ever, and this disaster is affecting multiple industries, in particular the renewable energy sector.