Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

Ten years on from the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is still reeling from the impacts, and the stranglehold the fossil fuel industry has on the state in general.

by | Apr 23, 2020


Oil slick on the Mississippi River a month after the Deepwater spill in 2010.NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

On the week that includes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 10-year anniversary of the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, the Drilled Podcast heads to Louisiana to talk petrochemicals, petroleum, plastic, fossil-fueled philanthropy, and how the pandemic is affecting it all.

Transcript coming soon!

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Amy Westervelt is the editor-in-chief of Drilled News, creator and host of the Drilled podcast, and founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network, named AdWeek's Podcast Network of the Year in 2019. An award-winning print and audio journalist, Amy has contributed to The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, as well as KQED, The California Report, Capital Public Radio, and many other outlets. She is the 2015 winner of the Rachel Carson award for "women greening journalism," and a 2016 winner of an Edward R. Murrow award for her series on the impacts of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada. In 2019, the Drilled podcast won the Online News Association's "Excellence in Audio Storytelling" award.