As the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion creeps closer to our shores, fishermen from Louisiana to Florida are being told that they can no longer fish the waters that some of them have been making a living off of since they were teenagers. This is just one industry that is being threatened as a result of BP’s negligence, and Mike Papantonio recently appeared on Grit TV with Laura Flanders to discuss the lawsuit he’s filed against BP.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced