tarballs Galveston Business Owner on Oil Slick (Audio)Texas is now the fifth state affected by the BP oil spill.

Tonight I had the chance to talk with Kristen Ethridge.   She and her husband, Brian, own Galveston Outfitters and a jewelry store on the island as well. Audio after the jump…

Listen to my interview with her here:

bp texas city explosion Galveston Business Owner on Oil Slick (Audio)Meantime, this isn’t the first time the people along the Texas coast have dealt with the aftermath of a BP related disaster.  I spoke with Ryan Knutson at Propublica about the warning signs that were apparently missed leading up to and after the BP Texas City Refinery explosion.  Listen:

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Scott Braddock