5 Years After Spill, Effects of Oil on Gulf Still Uncertain

Two Oystercatchers on what remains of Cat Island's rookery and mangrove trees in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La.,March 31, 2015 five years after the BP Deepwater Horizion oil spill. Cat island has eroded greatly since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Five years ago. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

(Click to enlarge) Two Oystercatchers on what remains of Cat Island’s rookery and mangrove trees in Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish, La.,March 31, 2015 five years after the BP Deepwater Horizion oil spill. Cat island has eroded greatly since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Five years ago. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Five years after BP oil disaster, Gulf’s health remains under scrutiny

(From Houston Chronicle / by Matthew Tresaugue) — EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. – On a bright and beautiful March morning, not yet blistering for the bottom of the Louisiana boot, this isle is alive again. Shoots of green emerge beyond a thin beachhead.

Brown pelicans perch on a sand spit while dolphins swim in the distance.

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