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Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists Watch on @PlanetGreen Sat. 4/23 at 2:30 e

Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists Watch on @PlanetGreen Sat. 4/23 at 2:30 e

In a powerful new documentary airing on Saturday on Planet Green called Stories from the Gulf , residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in American history. The movie is based on interviews produced by NRDC and Bridge the Gulf and recorded by Story Corps. I had the opportunity to provide the opening narration for the film, but most of the voices come right out of the Gulf. Finally, the people whose voices were so often drowned out by BP's multimillion dollar PR machine have a chance to speak for themselves. They describe the struggle to feed their families after fishing grounds were closed and tourism dried up. Captain Darla Rooks talks about the persistent rashes, headaches, and other illnesses she's experienced after coming into contact with oil and dispersants. Rosina Philippe laments the dead porpoises and star fish she s...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/new-film-resident...

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