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Op-Ed: Reporters Covering Oil Spill Stymied17:02
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Mac McClelland, human rights reporter for Mother Jones, traveled to Elmer's Island off the coast of Louisiana in May to cover the damage.

But she was "stymied at every turn by Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies brought in to supplement the local police," and ignored by cleanup crews.

In her piece for the magazine, "It's BP's Oil," McClelland writes of her difficulties covering the oil spill.

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