George Barisich, Margaret Curole, Kevin Curole, Riki Ott, Aaron Viles, Dean Blanchard, Karen Mayer Hopkins, Kindra Arnesen, Billy Nungesser, John Lopez, Betty Doud
Bryan D. Hopkins
On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico taking the lives of 11 workers and sank as millions of barrels of oil poured into the ocean creating one of the worst environmental disasters in history. The fate of the Gulf is still largely unknown. Dirty Energy tells the personal story of those directly affected by the spill and are now struggling to rebuild their lives amidst the economic devastation and long-term health risks. Still today, the people of the Gulf are fighting for their livelihoods and are desperately struggling to preserve their endangered way of life. This is their story.