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PHOTOS: Oil Spill Outreach: Celebrities Pitch In

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/02/10 09:48 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:55 PM ET

As the Gulf crisis unfolds, many celebrities have been spurred to take action to raise money or propose solutions to the disaster. Kevin Costner's oil-water filtration system filters 600,000 gallons a day. James Cameron assembled a committee of twenty-eight specialists who met with the Environmental Protection Agency to compose a series of recommendations. He also offered the use of his private submersibles. Larry King's two hour Gulf Coast relief telethon raised $1.8 million and featured Sting, Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Ted Danson, Tim McGraw, Justin Bieber, and Jenny McCarthy. There is also a rapidly spreading rumor that Brad Pitt is developing a movie on the disaster.

Check out this group of superstars who are bringing Hollywood to the rescue and vote on your favorite famous environmental advocate.


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Kevin Costner was one of the first celebrities to become involved in the oil spill clean-up effort. Costner Industries Nevada Corporation, which Costner co-founded with his brother Dan, created the Ocean Therapy Solution's V20 centrifuges, an oil-water filtration system that can filter up to 200 gallons of water every minute. BP has ordered 32 machines. Three of Costner's V20 centrifuges are currently in use in the Gulf's deep waters and process 600,000 gallons of water each day. Costner remarked, "When I die, I hope that on my headstone... it would just say 'And he made movies, too.'"
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