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Over the months-long — and counting — course of the BP oil spill, a Louisiana fisherman's wife has become a fixture in the debate over the spill, advocating on behalf of the many who have made their living from the Gulf waters. In an interview with CNN earlier this month that went viral, Kindra Arnesen described herself as merely an "uneducated housewife" — but, as she explained, she found herself unable to sit on the sidelines and remain silent as the spill and its fallout have worsened.
And she's still talking. In a recent speech — the video of which has also gone viral on the Web — Arnesen describes what she's seen and heard in her travels around the region. She says that in the early days of the spill, BP granted her access to areas that are now off-limits to most people. It was here, she says, that she learned what "ponies and balloons" are.
Originally posted by pez dispenser
I see a bigger hole in this video than the one that BP is trying to plug.
No mention is made of the role that public demand for cheap oil and gas plays in leading companies like BP into dangerous waters like these, in the first place.