July 2010

Humans and Animals Suffer: More on the health impacts of the oil dispersant Corexit

Please take a moment to read this article written by Dahr Jamail and Erika Blumenfeld at Truthout.org. Dahr and Erika wrote this after spending time with me on Bayou Barataria looking at the harmful effects that the oil dispersants Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527 have on local wildlife here in Louisiana. I encourage you to watch the linked video of crabs trying to flee the contaminated water taken by local fisherman, Gene Hickman. Gene was the one who first alerted me to the crab problem.

Video: Citizens Show Outrage Over Dispersant Use

July 11 2010.
Pensacola Beach, Florida.

saveourgulf.org Public Service Announcement by EcoMedia (A CBS Company)

This PSA will air on CBS New York Channel 2 and other CBS stations.  Visit saveourgulf.org for more information about how you can help with Gulf Coast recovery efforts in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.  Please share this message with your firends using Facebook or Twitter.

Cutting-edge Online Campaign - "My Gulf Action" - Allows Everyone to Take Direct Action to Offset Gulf Oil Spill

Leading Environmental Groups Join Groundbreaking Campaign to Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels and Offshore Drilling
 
Washington, DC – July 8, 2010 – For the first time since April 20, when oil began leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, there’s now a way for everyone to take concrete, lasting action against the oil spill: MyGulfAction.com, a place where Americans can join together and become part of the solution to fossil fuel dependence.

The story by numbers

Below are some figures of interest from Mobile Incident Command (covers Mississippi, Alabama and NW Florida) which came out yesterday.

Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen and Waterkeeper Alliance President Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Appear on MSNBC's Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann

On Wednesday, June 30 (Day 72) Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen presented video of his fly-overs of the Gulf of Mexico and the BP disaster on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.  John's ongoing work continues to prove that the extent of the disaster is greater than we have feared and more devastating than BP is letting on.  During the interview John shares his observations of the massive oil slick as images of dead and dying dolphins and whales cross the screen.  "Nothing can live in these rainbows of death that cover the entire horizon," he laments.&nb

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