The Gulf of Mexico is rich in natural resources, but in the past half century, oil development has dominated the Gulf economy. More than 4,000 active offshore oil well platforms now dot the U.S. waters, with thousands of miles of pipelines delivering oil and gas to land. Zoom in on the map to see where all of this infrastructure is located in relation to coastal wetlands.via ngm.nationalgeographic.com
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