Your Call: Five years after the BP oil spill, what do we know about the long-term effects?
Five years after the BP oil spill, what do we know about the long-term effects? On the April 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Oil and methane gas spewed into the ocean for 87 straight days. The U.S. government estimates over 4 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf. Recovery teams collected only 17 percent. Where is all of that oil? Five years later, what do we know and what don’t we know? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Anne Rolfes, director of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Dr. Riki Ott, marine toxicologist, former commercial fisherwoman who traveled to the Gulf to advocate for people who got sick after the BP spill, author of Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
David Hammer, investigative reporter with WWL-TV, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans