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Jessica Lass
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Strategic Communications Manager for Tipping Point Community, fighting to break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. Formerly with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Fleishman-Hillard.

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Back when 50 Million Gallons Was A Disaster

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Visit NRDCs Switchboard BlogIn recent weeks, the Gulf oil spill story line has dramatically turned in BP’s favor. “The oil is gone” “There’s no longer a slick” are some of the repeated lines from media coverage. The White House even claims that...

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Louisiana local official says Kevin Costner will fight Gulf gusher

(4) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 10:11 AM

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My last day in Venice – just hours before heading to the airport after a week and a half on ground zero of the Gulf oil rig disaster – I stumbled upon breaking news at the Cypress Cove Marina.

Coming in...

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Oil Clumps Wash Ashore In The South Pass In Louisiana (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 6:03 PM

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The boat ride from Cypress Cove in Venice, La., took about an hour over choppy water and being stopped by the Coast Guard and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. We faced a southwesterly wind before we making landfall at an...

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Blood and Oil are Two Things You Don't Want on Your Hands

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:27 PM

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I’ll be the first to admit it wasn’t my brightest idea, but after finding oil for the first time on land at South Pass, my reaction was to reach out and touch it.  It’s not that I didn’t believe the...

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Hoping for the Best As Shrimpers Prepare to go to Sea

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 11:33 AM

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Tonight as I was speaking with the shrimpers I’ve gotten to know this week, I could tell they were leery about going out to fight the oil spill tomorrow. Most of them have heard about the magnitude of the spill...

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The Oil's Changing Personality

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 6:24 PM

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Yesterday was the first day I got a chance to see the now infamous BP oil disaster up close and as expected, we found oil a few miles from shore, several miles closer than where the NRDC team had seen...

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