Standing at a Fork in the Roads

Bigham, Roy
November 2011
Pollution Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p7
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the involvement of U.S. governmental and environmental agencies to implement decisions that will impact the future of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem after the BP oil spill. He argues that there were many plans that have been proposed but funding is not there and little has been done. Moreover, there are too many federal agencies and politicians involved and should have left the local community take more control.


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