Author: Dennis Takahashi-Kelso “The auditorium crackled with tension; the audience, including many fishermen—who for years had opposed the shipping of oil by tanker and who felt that their livelihoods were at stake—were angry and frightened. It reminded me that a big oil spill is always a human crisis, not just … Continue reading
Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Bob Linville talks about the pressure on his team by contractors to bring-in large numbers of live oiled birds. Continue reading
Fisherman Tom Copeland describes the illegal 'bucketeering' he and his crew did to help remove oil from the water by hand, using buckets. Continue reading
Roy Robertson describes orders he received from Exxon to ignore oil on the beaches he was cleaning and explains how his job was threatened if he didn't comply.
John Devens Jr. describes how in trying to meet impossible quotas for cleaning the Exxon Valdez oil spill, he was nearly caught illegally disposing oil after they had proclaimed the project done. Continue reading