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Mother Nature Network Spreads the Word: Help CGP Help the Gulf Coast Cleanup Effort

It’s hard not to feel helpless, frustrated anger over the rapidly spreading oil leak in the Gulf Coast. That’s why we here at Chelsea Green Publishing decided to do something to help. We’re giving away a digital download of Riki Ott‘s Not One Drop: Courage and Betrayal in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on Scribd for free for an indefinite period of time, and we’re hoping our readers will feel moved to donate to Global Green, an organization helping with the cleanup effort. At the very least, they’ll have the chance to read Dr. Ott’s account of her experiences with the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 and its impact on the community of Cordova, Alaska.

From Mother Nature Network:

Chelsea Green said they wanted to give away the book because, “we realized that many are watching this tragic spill, and are left feeling powerless. We wanted to take the opportunity to both empower and educate people across the country and the world.”

Riki Ott said in an open letter,

“I’m writing now from Grand Isle, the only (human) inhabited barrier island in Louisiana, and a thriving community of 1,500 based on fishing, tourism, and oilfield service. Fishermen here and in the small communities dotting the southern marshes and swamplands of what is euphemistically Barataria “Bay,” refer to BP as “Bayou Polluter.” They say BP spills oil every year and they point out marshes still dead from dispersants that were sprayed there. They are very afraid of the potential long-term impacts of 300,000 gallons of toxic chemicals to sensitive young life forms — eggs, larvae, and juveniles — not just fish and shellfish, but the myriad life forms that nurture and sustain the intricate marsh and open-ocean food web. What will happen? What can be done to assess and mitigate the harm? And what about stopping future spills?

“Based on my experience with the Exxon Valdez oil spill and background as a marine toxicologist, I can answer those questions and more. But I can’t be in every coastal community along the Gulf. To make the critical information more accessible, my publisher Chelsea Green and I are offering “Not One Drop” as an eBook.”

Read the whole article here.

 
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