You might assume that, four years after the spill, the U.S. would have implemented the safeguards and policies needed to prevent similar disasters. But you'd be wrong. We've made little progress in preventing future spills, and the situation is getting worse.
What did this harrowing summer teach us and those in the Keys? NRDC helped answer this question in a new report released today, compiling interviews with 11 people who were on the frontlines in the Keys.
We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.
As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.