“This web of pipelines and canals helps Louisiana produce or transport nearly 1/3 of the nation’s oil and gas supply.”




“Eight million gallons of oil spilled during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita”



“The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, MRGO, was dredged in the 1960’s as a shortcut from the port of New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico.

During Katrina the MRGO acted like a funnel for the storm surge contributing to the failure of the levees and allowing the surge to slam onto our land.”


“The BP oil leak grew to become the largest accidental oil spill ever in marine waters.”








cartography by Jakob Rosenzweig