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Again it's we keep I keep calling -- an oil -- I know people get upset and I get angry with myself when I called oil spill.
Because I still stuff all the time it's still in my time.
This -- make sure my suit that's not -- -- what's going on a golf that is an oil oil disaster right now and Shapiro.
Is down on that some of the most beautiful beaches in the second -- -- joined him shortly Dan -- -- -- -- though right now senior editor.
All of the daily green.
Modern if you've ever been to those white sand beaches in the gulf they are honestly some of the most beautiful beaches -- It really is an -- assistant -- -- -- it's it's more than a spill are still isn't quite the right word to gusher and it's just an ongoing disaster.
But we're glad to -- -- actually Chris -- yesterday -- -- can't do something.
And what to do you rate your you talk about some of the rake in the beats Diaz Elena mop run one million baht one guy at a time so it's true you feel helpless -- When you see these images in these images of the birds that have been coming up the last few days suggest a break and you see.
The -- is whatever it is that kind of gets view.
Just to feel that way you want to do something because it turns that going around.
And you know the first thing is if you live down there there's more opportunities and there's more you can do the first thing is like -- -- just reporting if you see something that.
Is being affected you have to let authorities know see they can mobilize -- people to respond to it -- a number one most important thing I think for people and now the mom.
A lot of people think.
Rushing down there may be volunteering is going to be the best thing but that might not be the best way to respond because there you know one thing and mobilizing people who are out of work.
Who would be out there you know fishing now -- doing.
Whatever else on the coast that they can't do so those people are kind of first in line should be they're gonna get paid you -- so that's that's worthwhile.
Tom but if you do volunteer there are organizations that are organizing people to go clean oiled birds.
Your message mentioning cascade I was thinking dawn you know that's what they're using to you know clean them up.
So -- you know National Audubon Society Tri-State bird -- -- you -- another one bit to get involved there but.
You have to ask yourself what's gonna make the most impact if you really want to get involved and it might be writing a letter to congress is gonna make a bigger impact -- going down and cleaning up Cabrera.
Is that -- is who's writing a letter to your congressman or woman the best route or is it writing a letter through a society generally with the Audubon society or some other society that maybe as the year of that congressman -- I think it I don't think you one or the other is more important you know I mean a lot of groups -- have kind of form letters he can.
Piggyback on I think that the important thing is you know those congress people getting those letters and seeing this is what people want it.
Think we tend to kind of be complacent about that thank -- what they're gonna get another letter what's -- -- matter.
And it really does matter they get those letters that their staff reads them they see the volume of them so.
If you feel that there shouldn't be as much offshore oil drilling -- they shouldn't be in deep water let them know.
If you feel like they just need to be regulated more closely -- for safety and environmental reasons or the government just needs to be better prepared if something like this happens you know to have the booms in that.
The people to mobilize whatever it may be.
You know you -- whatever -- -- you feel is the important thing expressed that it does make a -- you -- to them about -- offshore -- -- not about -- there's stuff on -- -- come clean -- right that's the -- I mean are you wanna do -- -- if you see something on -- -- there hotline numbers that the government has set up so you can let them -- that's -- more of an immediate thing you don't need to write a long -- on what if you care about the policy and what you know you think needs to be done -- it's a good time to write a -- and is this is the kind of thing that mobilizes people.
To express that opinion or maybe there just.
You know hadn't been aware yeah issue war -- felt.
Inspired to do something about it before that.
-- to Tracy's point.
We've got below the National Wildlife Federation greater and wants foundation a matter of trust National Audubon Society got a government number -- -- got.
Other hotline numbers is there a website you looking goats in one website -- -- -- find out all of this from these sources are areas where they can contact the -- whether it's the government whether it's right not for profit organization -- you're.
And find a lot of them on the daily green we have added that -- today you're referring to so you can find a lot of a lot of options right there.
The government does have its moments site that pulls together a lot of these resources.
Each state has volunteer opportunities that are available it you know and whether it's Louisiana Alabama Mississippi Florida.
So that's a good way to go through if your interest in volunteering is directly to that states.
They're gonna have a range of options.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There -- -- were more just recognizing that people are -- that there is a kind of movement out there to start thinking about.
How you're gonna whether you're gonna -- BP products now I personally think it's pretty hard to decide if you're gonna boycott BP how how do you really know where that oil ends up -- -- what -- thousand.
And now what brands.
Watch how I'm defining my the other day because and I -- catch up but I went -- that's.
And I had three choices and one of them was V tape yet and which do you go -- -- wanna.
Yet you see I think that's the kind of thing that I would do the same thing and I remember back in that sun disaster you felt the same way kind of like well there's three in a row -- -- around.
Which when -- gonna go tight I think that's whether it's a boycott you think you're boycotting you go out with the intention of what I think I don't think it's that's much I think people are making that.
Yeah -- -- -- -- -- to -- -- -- -- the oil that was on the Exxon Valdez could have ended up at a shell bush on gas station -- that you might have been getting the actual -- and it was from the -- anyways I don't -- I -- the thinking is hey at least some and make a statement here and not go to VPN and you know maybe.
Maybe then they'll think twice and hopefully through the efforts of everybody out there.
These oil companies will will do a better job of regulating themselves to the government doesn't have to write.
I'd thank you Dan great to you thanks -- -- exactly senior editor of.
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