Alabama residents keep oil away

Small town blocks off bay to protect their coast from oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.

    Residents of one small town in the state of Alabama are tired of waiting for officials to clean up the spill or at least stop it from spreading.

    So they are taking matters into their own hands, even if it means they could go to jail.

    People in the town of fewer than 1,000 people have decided to blockade the narrow waterway that separates the bay on which Magnolia Spring sits from the ocean.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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