Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Day the Water Died - Video

March 24, 1989 will forever plague history as one of the worst environmental disasters of our time. Eleven million gallons of oil spilled into the Prince William Sound killing thousands of wildlife and destroying a complex and delicate ecosystem. Exxon promised they would clean up the spill and promised that those affected would get their lives back. Sixteen years later and the people are still waiting for their lives to become "whole" again.

This video really touched me. Living on the Coast of BC where the provincial government keeps trying to open up offshore oil and gas exploration as well as allow tankers full of condensate to pass through our waters, this video reminds me why we need to be strong in our opposition to this. Because in the end, big business won't be taking care of us. We'll be the ones left carrying the burden of environmental disaster.

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