With some 27,00 subscribers to her blog she has been a comforting platform for many victims of the disaster.
With us today is Maureen Dauphinee from the Real Coastal Warriors activist group working to uncover the truth of the damage caused by the Gulf Oil BP Spill of 2010.
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During this converstaion we discussed a variety of topics to do with how activists and professionals have been uncovering the truth. We discuss some of the main players who have dedicated their professional careers to collect data (ie Trisha Springstead and Scott Porter ).
“BP is not competent to be an oil company” she said
Some shocking facts are in this interview. Severe negligence by BP and their representatives to cover up the issue of toxicity for workers and locals due to the spill and clean up.
“bleeding while urinating!” is a qoute from one of her testimonial posts.
She describes the attempts to get honest research out to the media and scientists that are not subject to the restrictions that comes with corporate sponsored research from the likes of BP. The US CDC health department did not do their jobs to uncover toxicity damage to humans.
“Vibrio the flesh eating virus is appearing and this has been connected to the tar balls.”
Maureen gives us a quick breakdown of some of the strategy that the governments and corporations employed to quell dissent from the local communities effected. We draw some parallels with the Shell Oil controversy in Mayo Ireland and the TEPCO nuclear accident at Fukushima Daichi in Japan. We discuss how BP hired Ogilvey and Maher “managed” the media and PR services as well as the security and surveillance of the victims of the oil spill.
“Spraying over peoples homes”
Dolphins were aborted and the took them away from public site. The bodies are still not being worked on and the government put a gag order on research. Then BP bought the research on the Spill effects.Compensation “was pennies on the dollar” only 20 percent of dolphins in the gulf are giving birth.
“BP was controlling the whole situation”
Maureen also tells us of the battle with the social media companies trolls who tried their best to disrupt NGO`s progress. Maureen traced Wikipaedia entries to BP connected IP address`s
We discuss DNA damage to the wildlife and studies pointing to this problem.
Mareen explains how she enables people to fight back through information sharing. She explains the accomplishments that the Gulf activists have made.
Link to FB page https://www.facebook.com/RealCoastalWarriors/?fref=ts