What did this harrowing summer teach us and those in the Keys? NRDC helped answer this question in a new report released today, compiling interviews with 11 people who were on the frontlines in the Keys.
We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.
As we hear from fishermen that reopened areas are showing signs of oil, NRDC and Gulf Coast groups request documents and ask for explanations from the government. But most information is still not available, and the reopenings continue.
Are the latest respirator recommendations adequate to protect clean-up workers? I'm not sure they are, but I'm glad that at least some of the brave workers out there will have the benefit of respirators if they need them.
In the beginning there was Chuck Hamel.The year was 1984, and the VA businessman was convinced Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. had screwed him out of millions of dollars. That set Hamel off on a quest to make the oil companies pay.