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Selected Research

Below are research links related to issues illuminated in the play. Additional curated dramaturgical research links will be made available to each venue presenting the reading for further illumination and discussion.

For Actors---Testimonials about Health Problems from BP Oil Spill

For the latest articles reported from the Times-Picayune:

"Come and see for yourselves": My remarks at the BP shareholder meeting"

Human Health effects on Gulf region residents from Nalco Corexit dispersant:

Spill Commission Concludes Dispersants Are an Acceptable 'Tradeoff'

“We’re poisoned, we’re sick” – report from the Gulf by Dahr Jamail

Ex BP cleanup worker speaks: people are sick and dying in the Gulf

Health concerns persist over Gulf coast oil spill – Al Jazeera

Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Report Mysterious Illnesses Year After Disaster "Health Effects"

When a Community is Sick: Gulf Coast Illnesses One Year after the BP Oil Spill

Unprecedented use of dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico – a ‘draconian experiment’ making people sick

Damage to Ocean: Oil at Sea Floor:

BP’s oil: still causing trouble in the Gulf

The Gulf: one year later (2011):

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (2010)

BP oil spill: The environmental impact one year on

The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later: How Healthy Is the Gulf Now?

A year after Gulf oil spill, Congress is still sitting on its hands

BP wins first Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling permit since Deepwater Horizon disaster

Democracy Now! Interview on the Anniversary of BP Oil Spill

BP Oil May be Resurfacing as result of Hurricane Issac

Lawsuits and legal issues:

BP Oil Spill Lawsuits and Legal Issues

Justice Dept charges "gross negligence" by BP Gulf oil spill

The year of impact (2010):

The Big Picture: Oil spill approaches Louisiana coast

BP oil spill: death and devastation – and it's just the start

United Houma Nation: Gulf Oil Spill - 2010

Organizations Responding to the Gulf

RESTORE THE GULF: the official federal portal for the Deepwater BP Oil Spill response and recovery:
BRIDGE THE GULF: a citizen journalism & new media initiative designed to help Gulf Coast communities convey their stories and their vision for a just, healthy, and sustainable future:
NATIONAL COMMISSION: While site hasn't been updated since July 2011, resources on commission's report.
GULF RESTORATION NETWORK: Committed to united and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources in the Gulf region.
GULF LEAK WATCH: a Wordpress blog covering the aftermath:
FLORIDA OIL SPILL LAW: resource for videos and photos:
DEMOCRACY NOW!: resource for interviews:
NPR Special Series: The Disappearing Coast: