[VIDEO] New Growth in Oil-Tainted Marsh

In the oil-stained marshland of Bay Jimmy in Plaquemines Parish, there is reason to be optimistic two years after the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history. While extensive oil damage is still visible and many challenges remain, there is also new growth in places where marsh grass was once feared lost. This is my story […]

[VIDEO] BP Media Tour: Oil Spill Two Years Later

BP takes the media on a tour of the oil-affected areas as the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaches (April 20). Here’s my story from our day in the air and on the water.

[PICS] BP Media Tour: Oil Spill Two Years Later

[VIDEO] Working in a Parking Lot

My day started at 8 a.m. at Lakefront Airport and ended in the same place around 8:30 p.m. Here’s a recap of our air/boat tour to the areas affected by the BP oil spill. My full story airs tonight on WDSU News at 10.

BP Tour: Heading Out

A group of 14 of us are about to take off from Lakefront Airport. We have TV and newspaper represented. The Sikorski chopper awaits.

Wednesday’s Agenda: BP Helicopter Ride

Some members of the local media, myself included, are heading to Lakefront Airport in the morning to go up in a BP helicopter to survey areas affected by the oil spill nearly two years later (Friday is the two-year anniversary). We’ll also take a boat tour through affected marshlands. I talked to Plaquemines Parish president […]

Video: Oil Spill Anniversary Coverage

Grand Isle: The Beach

Grand Isle, LA  – We just borrowed a golf cart and made a quick trip over to the beach from Bridge Side Marina. It’s clean and beautiful and the water is choppy. No sign of tar balls…or any clean-up crews. The beach is empty until tonight at 7. That’s when a candlelight vigil will take […]

Grand Isle: Oil Spill Anniversary Coverage

Grand Isle, LA – We’re set up at the Bridge Side Marina, getting ready to broadcast the majority of our 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts live from here. As we pulled up to the marina, Gov. Jindal was addressing the media. Then Parish Presidents Young, Nungesser and Taffaro took their turns. Grand Isle mayor […]

Video: Return to Grand Isle – 10 Months Later

Today at 5 on WDSU: Return to Grand Isle

Today on WDSU News at 5, we’ll air my return to Grand Isle report to see how the BP oil spill’s hardest-hit community is coping nearly a year later and look at renewed optimism on the island heading into this tourist season. Below is a slideshow from the visit three weeks ago.

Denied by Feinberg

Video: Back to Grand Isle (pt. 3 of 3)

Grand Isle Beach

This is what’s happening on Grand Isle beach nearly seven months after the BP oil spill. I took these pictures last week when I was shooting my series. Temporary fencing and heavy equipment line the beach and there are 24-hour sand cleaning “stations” set up at various locations.  

Video: Back to Grand Isle (pt. 2 of 3)