4 of 13
By Fast Company Staff | 05-28-2010 | 12:23 PM
May 15, 2010: Trish Webster enjoys the beach as workers pass by as they search the beach for tar balls to be picked up as they wash ashore from the Deepwater Horizon site in Dauphin Island, Alabama. "It's tragic that this is happening," said Webster. Oil continues to leak out of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead as BP works on slowing the leak and containing the oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The growing slick threatens to hamper tourism in all Gulf states affected by the spill. Alabama raked in $2.3 billion from beach tourism in 2008 alone.
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images