Oil clings to reeds on the bank of the breakwater in the mouth of the Mississippi River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana.
Oil clings to reeds on the bank of the breakwater in the mouth of the Mississippi River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Sean Gardner/Greenpeace/MCT
Oil clings to reeds on the bank of the breakwater in the mouth of the Mississippi River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Sean Gardner/Greenpeace/MCT

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