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Remove the fear factor on the Gulf Coast

From the September 5, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


More than a year after the Gulf Coast oil spill, important questions remain unanswered. Will the huge underwater plumes of oil on the ocean floor affect the fisheries? How can the waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River and Louisiana’s coastal wetlands be restored to health? How will the financial liabilities be resolved? The oil spill was an accident that some still fear is irreversible.