"This is not a hand me out, it's not a freebie, it is well deserved. It really restores them to where they were pre-spill. No one is really making a fortune, it's making them whole from what they lost several years after the spill."
Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP's 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. State of Louisiana statistics confirm that overall seafood catch numbers since the spill have declined.