Valdez Survivors to Gulf: “Demand independent scientists to gather and manage data” and “Make sure your fight stays in the media” …more


Bound by oil: Gulf Coast residents seek lessons from Exxon Valdez, CNN, September 7, 2010:

Around conference tables, at organized meetings and in one-on-one conversations, [Gulf Coast residents] receive a torrent of advice [from survivors of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster]: ...

Keep a diary; it'll help you during depositions.

Engage politically.

Make sure your fight stays in the media.

Demand independent scientists to gather and manage data.

Document everything.

Organize and find your voice.

Honor and listen to each other.

Forgive. ...

The spill forged some positive changes.

People galvanized as a community...

got more environmentally aware...

diversified their economy -- becoming entrepreneurs and tapping the region's tourism potential.

And they learned that oil, even if they didn't work in the industry, was their business.

Read the article here.

1 comment to Valdez Survivors to Gulf: “Demand independent scientists to gather and manage data” and “Make sure your fight stays in the media” …more

  • Betsy S.

    It seems like a pitiful footnote on our current human priorities when a single person like Lady Gaga can clothe herself in raw meat on the cover of a fashion magazine and there is an instantaneous, well-publicized uproar from the animal rights crowd; But then the Gulf catastrophe occurred with all of its damage to the environment and countless people, ongoing as it will be, and there are only faint whispers from the largest media outlets.....

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