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Entries by Jessica Lass from 05/2010

The Oil's Changing Personality

| Posted 05.07.2010 | Green

Yesterday was the first day I got a chance to see the now infamous BP oil disaster up close and as expected, we found oil a few miles from shore, several miles closer than where the NRDC team had seen it the day before.

Hoping for the Best As Shrimpers Prepare to go to Sea

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Green

Tonight as I was speaking with the shrimpers I’ve gotten to know this week, I could tell they were leery about going out to fight the oil spill ...

Blood and Oil are Two Things You Don't Want on Your Hands

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Green

It wasn't my brightest idea, but after finding oil for the first time, my reaction was to touch it. It stained my fingertips red and made my hands sticky until I could properly wash them and also smelled like a gas station, which is probably obvious.

Oil Clumps Wash Ashore In The South Pass In Louisiana (VIDEO)

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Green

We saw these reminders of the oil's presence and the pools of thick, gooey red liquid at the base or roots of the reeds dotting the sandy beach only a few feet from the low tide.

Louisiana local official says Kevin Costner will fight Gulf gusher

| Posted 05.13.2010 | Green

My last day in Venice – just hours before heading to the airport after a week and a half on ground zero of the Gulf oil rig disaster – I s...