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.
Make sure your fight stays in the media.
Demand independent scientists to gather and manage data.
Organize and find your voice.
Honor and listen to each other.
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.
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