Creative naval battler and artist Duke Riley wanted to get Hugo Chavez’s attention so in addition to posting an open letter to the Venezuelan president on the Huffington Post, he also painted a huge mural atop a CITGO storage drum located on a noxious island on the Delaware River of Ralston Laird, a historically important inhabitant.

In 2009, Chaverz offered to give Petty’s Island to the state that’s most befitting of toxic waste dump, New Jersey, but due to political red tape, the legal transfer of the property isn’t expected till 2020, leaving the island an environmental mess for at least another decade. |Huff Post|