Here is some footage Humid Being, Steve Wolfram, and I shot in Port Fourchon on Friday as the oil encroached into the delicate marsh behind the beaches and barrier islands. The National Guard was frantically running sand out to the beaches to plug "passes" which would allow the oil to get into the marsh. Turns out they were successful, and managed to plug the passes by the end of the day. I can tell you their work pace was frenetic...there may not have been enough troops on the ground but the ones I saw were possessed men. Heretis:
Horizon File: First Wave of Oil Hits Port Fourchon
We are compiling video for a larger project but we will continually put up the b-roll as we get it.
And for the record, we've both stayed completely sober on these trips, unless you count the celebrex, :)