It's been one year since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig – owned by Transocean and leased by BP – exploded off the coast of Louisiana. It killed eleven men and ignited the largest oil disaster in U.S. history.
The people of the Gulf have joined together this week to declare: The Oil Is Still Here and So Are We! They need our help to make sure that this ongoing disaster is not forgotten and not repeated off their shores, nor off of ours.
Last week, I joined Gulf Coast residents harmed by the disaster at BP's annual shareholder meeting in London, kicking off a tour for the release of my new book, Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley).1
Please Join Me for Two Events in Washington:
Tuesday April 26
Black Tide Book Tour: Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
2200 E. End St NW
Thursday April 28
Black Tide Book Tour: Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street)
Black Tide is based on hundreds of personal interviews I conducted during my time spent embedded within those Gulf Coast communities most impacted by the disaster. It is a searing look at the human face of this tragedy.
As a special offer to you, if you donate $50 or more to support the Energy Program we'll send you a signed copy of Black Tide along with your Global Exchange membership. A Global Exchange membership comes with great benefits, including free entry to our Green Festivals. Donate today!
Help us spread the word about the tour by sharing the locations with your friends. See the full tour schedule here.
I hope to see you in Portland and thank you for your continued support!
Global Exchange Energy Program Director
1See all of our great media attention on our Energy Program's page on the BP Gulf Oil Disaster.