By Connie May Fowler
On April twentieth, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP operated oil rig, exploded within the Gulf of Mexico. 11 males died within the explosion. ahead of the good was once capped, it spewed an envisioned 210 million gallons of oil into the gulf. The spill at once impacted 68,000 miles of ocean, and oil washed ashore alongside the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Connie might Fowler all started that day as she had started such a lot days for the former 16 years, immersed within the flora and fauna that used to be her domestic on Alligator element on Florida's gulf coast, surrounded through dunes and water birds, staring at dolphins play within the distance. Then begun the nightmare from which she wouldn't emerge for greater than a year.
In her memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, she information the sweetness and peace she chanced on on Alligator aspect after years of heartbreak and loss, and the devastation and upheaval that the oil spill. it truly is, at its middle, a love tune to the wildlife and a cry of anger and grief at its damage for the sake of company profits.
It is additionally a cautionary story - a clear-eyed examine the genuine fee of our possible insatiable urge for food for fossil gas. because the memoir issues out, we'll proceed to abuse the wildlife at our peril.
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