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LISTEN: Riki Ott Talks to Air America’s Lionel about Exxon Valdez’s Legacy

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the tragic Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, when the single-hulled supertanker ran aground, dumping somewhere between 11 million (Exxon’s estimate) and 38 million (independent estimate) gallons of crude into the water. It ruined lives, careers, communities, caused untold environmental devastation, and shined a glaring spotlight on the inequities of a justice system that can so easily be subverted to corporate interests.

Riki Ott, author of Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, appeared on Air America’s Lionel Show Wednesday to talk about the continuing impact of one of the biggest man-made environmental disasters in history.

Riki Ott the joins me. The Rachel Carson of our time. A commercial salmon “fisherma’am,” Dr. Riki Ott (PhD in marine biology) experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and chose to do something about it. Ott retired from fishing and founded three nonprofit organizations to deal with lingering harm. Her previous book on the spill is Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$. She lives in Cordova, Alaska. Her book is a must read: Not One Drop:Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Twenty years ago it happened. And will happen again.

Listen now:

 

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