April 12, 2011 – Impacts Briefing #3, Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil Disaster

On April 12, 2011, NRDC hosted a briefing highlighting the impacts and legacy of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  The briefing included a sneak preview of a 22-minute film about the spill as well as perspectives from Gulf residents who are still reeling from the disaster.  Below are press accounts and links to more information, including a trailer of the new film.

http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2011/04/concrete_ways_to_save_the_gulf.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/19/lambert.bp.oil.spill.compensation/

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rnelson/congress_marks_1-year_annivers.html

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/epepper/oil_spill_amnesia_bills_pass_h.html

NRDC’s gas prices webpage:  http://www.nrdc.org/energy/gasprices/

Please attend a film screening/briefing on:
Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil Disaster
Tuesday, April 12, 2011*
10:00-11:00 am
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430
1st and C Street NE
Washington, DC

The Natural Resources Defense Council invites you to a special screening of “Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil Disaster” on Tuesday, April 12th from 10:00-11:00 AM.
A year after the worst oil spill in America, people whose livelihoods depend on a clean, vibrant Gulf of Mexico continue to suffer.

The 22-minute film will make its worldwide debut on Discovery Communications’ Planet Green on April 23rd. At Tuesday’s sneak preview, you will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with Gulf residents who are still reeling from the disaster.

To view a trailer of the film, please see:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8BYBjsWvAk

Event Details

WHO:
Frances Beinecke, NRDC president & member of the national oil spill commission (tentative)
Ryan Lambert, president of Cajun Fishing Adventures and vice-president of the Louisiana Charter Boat Association
Kindra Arnesen, commercial fisherwoman turned community activist after the BP Gulf oil disaster

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

*PLEASE NOTE: Contingent on possible government shutdown— If government shutdown occurs, this event will be rescheduled*

TIME:
10:00-11:00 AM

WHERE:
Room 430, Dirksen Senate Office Building
1st and C Street NE, Washington DC

Please RSVP to Regan Nelson (rnelson@nrdc.org) by Monday evening.

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