The Gulf Coast oil spill has really grabbed my attention as of late. While disturbing on multiple levels (particularly seeing the horrific wildlife photos via Boston.com’s The Big Picture) I grow increasingly concerned that people will start to filter it out and lose their empathy for the devastation that is happening and will continue to happen for years to come.
Last Friday on Twitter I recommended that others follow the sharp witted spoof PR site of @BPGlobalPR who has been very creatively raising awareness to the horrors of this oil spill. The person behind the account, Leroy Stick, has been selling T-Shirts and donating money to @HealthyGulf the twitter account for the Gulf Restoration Network.
If you haven’t already I recommend reading this article about Leroy Stick and his efforts – Leroy Stick – The Man Behind @BPGlobalPR
Also recommended…. sign the following petition:
BP’s Oil Drilling DisasterTell Obama to Federalize the Clean Up
Why? Think criminal activity not politics. Director James Cameron put it best…
“The government really needs to have its own independent ability to go down there and image the site, survey the site and do its own investigation,” he said.
“Because if you’re not monitoring it independently, you’re asking the perpetrator to give you the video of the crime scene,” Cameron added.
– Director James Cameron says BP turned down help offer via Reuters
Know of other organizations or actions others can do to help in any way or form with the Gulf Oil Spill? Share links and information by adding a comment.
With that being said here are two biting statements made via the bigcaption.com that speak volumes to our own culpability (more after the jump) as we continue to accept oil as the central pillar of our countries energy policy.
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