Last month 4,200 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf off the coast of Louisiana - dousing the delicate marshes of Barataria Bay in thick, sticky oil.
As soon as Gulf Restoration Network learned of the spill, we leapt into action. With the help of a generous supporter, we were in the air less than 24 hours after the Hilcorp Energy spill was reported - taking photos, documenting the damage, reaching out to state and federal agencies and raising awareness about the latest oil industry harm to our precious coast.
Because of our quick reaction, state and federal agencies are now in motion to hold Hilcorp accountable to clean up the damage. But, we can't do this alone.