By Joanna Pollock, a 1Sky Regional Coordinator in Arkansas. -- Luis
Checking into the India House hostel in New Orleans at 3 AM seemed tame enough. If you didn’t know about the massive 37,500 gallon per day (an average of the two estimates we’ve been given of 5,000 from BP and 70,000 from magic volumetric formula guy) oil volcano on the Gulf floor, one may not have noticed the ominous foreboding that hung heavy in the air. Pictures of stale, polluted water lapping at the hostel steps hung on the walls…memories of Katrina, far from faded, forever etched in NOLA consciousness. It was 3am so I restrained myself from asking the clerk at the hostel his sincere thoughts and feelings on the oil spill.