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NAACP Report: Some Gulf Coast Oil Spill Toxins Are Harder to See

NAACP Report: Some Gulf Coast Oil Spill Toxins Are Harder to See

by Yvonne Yen Liu on April 20 2011, 6:08PM

From rising unemployment to domestic violence and depression, communities of color are still being hit hardest one year after the disaster.

Topics: Environment

Residents Still Search for Answers in BP Oil Spill Disaster

Residents Still Search for Answers in BP Oil Spill Disaster

by Jamilah King on April 19 2011, 4:52PM

While the oil may appear to be gone, the nation’s worst environmental disaster is still being felt by residents.

Topics: Environment

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana Photo

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana

by Shawn Escoffery on September 30 2010, 10:00AM

The fishers of Brentin Mock’s investigation into race-baiting in the Gulf recovery effort.

Topics: Katrina Recovery

Undocumented Workers Exploited in Michigan Oil Clean Up

Undocumented Workers Exploited in Michigan Oil Clean Up

by Jamilah King on August 31 2010, 6:18PM

The Michigan Messenger reports a Texas company had been busing in undocumented workers to work 14 hour days for $800 a week.

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Cleaning Up Oil is Awful Work, But at Least You Can Get it

Cleaning Up Oil is Awful Work, But at Least You Can Get it

by Brentin Mock on August 17 2010, 9:57AM

Oil spill workers describe 12-hour days, patronizing rules and bunking in a floating motel. It’s a terrible job that they’re thrilled to have.

Topics: Dispatches, Economy

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

Blacks Locked Out of Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs, says NAACP

by Julianne Hing on July 20 2010, 9:56AM

It’s a sign of how bad things are that people are fighting for jobs in a toxic stew.

Topics: Economy, Gulf Oil Spill

BP Threatens to Fire Workers Who Use Their Own Safety Gear

BP Threatens to Fire Workers Who Use Their Own Safety Gear

by Julianne Hing on June 2 2010, 12:07PM

Workers report being threatened with pink slips if they use safety equipment that doesn’t come from BP. Problem is, BP still hasn’t provided any safety equipment.

Topics: Environment

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