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July 9, 2010

Oil Spill Quote of the Day

From CNN today:

Oysterman Vlaho Mjehovich said the damage to the local waters has long-term repercussions.

“I’ve seen areas go for 10 years without oysters coming back. This is not going to be done and fixed overnight. People have to understand, this will take years to come back,” he said. “What do you do? I had a business. Now, I don’t have a business. My business was taken from me overnight. I have to go look for a job now.”

But despite the mounting frustrations, oysterman Stanley Enclade said he will not leave.

“I came back after Katrina, man. This is home. I’m born and raised here. We’re the third generation of people that’s born and raised together. You just can’t walk away and live somewhere else and be happy,” he said.