Oil Spill Update: Heartbreak on the Gulf Coast

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  06.28.10 | 1:28 PM ET

Two more moving pieces on travel and the oil spill in the Gulf: World Hum contributor and Lonely Planet’s U.S. Travel Editor Robert Reid writes about a “sobering and powerful” trip to the Florida panhandle last week, and Carl Hiaasen gets angry about the oil washing up on Florida’s shores. He writes:

It might be difficult for someone who was born and raised far from a beach or a bayou to visualize a place they cherish being poisoned and defaced on such a massive scale.

Or maybe not so difficult. Imagine if 120 million gallons of crude oil were flushed into the Minnesota headwaters of the Mississippi River, and for months the sludge was allowed to seep down through the veins of America’s midwest.

Now you begin to get the picture—the heartbreak, the helplessness.

Previously, Tom Swick wrote for World Hum about the situation in the Florida Keys.

1 Comment for Oil Spill Update: Heartbreak on the Gulf Coast

Megan Hill 06.28.10 | 3:14 PM ET

Glad to see people are telling the story of what’s happening down here. Unfortunately it’s only going to get worse.

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