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Progress Parade: Lifeline to an Oyster, 1960

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PROGRESS PARADE: LIFELINE TO AN OYSTER

 

From 1960, the American Petroleum Institute brings us this 'informative' film about oyster farmers in Louisiana who are angry at the oil drilling industry. Well, guess what? 'Scientists' conduct a series of tests and find that after dumping oil drill mud, crude oil, and other harmful products on a tank of oysters. It was determined that oysters could not only survive, but thrive in oil-tainted waters. It seems the oysters have 'never been happier.' In fact, they love oily water.