A recent tour by National Wildlife Federation researchers of Louisiana marshes affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill found abundant evidence that the state’s coastal marshes and the wildlife that depend on them are still facing adverse effects nearly two years after the spill.

According to an NWF account, the tour “made depressingly clear that while national attention has moved on and Congress still hasn’t passed legislation to restore the Gulf, much BP oil remains, it’s easy to find, and it’s never far from the Gulf’s wildlife.”

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This photo of a dead American white pelican with oil on its feathers was taken in Louisiana's Bay Jimmy, March 2012.

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