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THURSDAY: BP Oil Disaster 5 Years Later, Lessons Learned?

Sen. Markey, Gulf, Alaska Residents Highlight Ongoing Risks


In advance of the 5th anniversary of the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Senator Markey, offshore drilling experts, scientists and affected locals will delve into the lingering effects of the Gulf oil spill and the looming threats posed by a lack of new safety regulations, plans for new offshore drilling, and the growing threat of climate disruption.

What: Press conference

When: Thursday, April 16, 2015          
           10:30 a.m.

Where: U.S. Capitol Building           
            Senate side, S-115         
            See directions below

Who:   Senator Edward Markey

Jonathan Henderson, Gulf Restoration Network field operations documenting oil and gas pollution

John Chase, Kotzebue, Alaska resident, subsistence hunter, Big Miracle actor

Carl Safina, ecologist, author, founding president of The Safina Center

Athan Manuel, director of Lands Protection, Our Wild America, Sierra Club

Visuals: Large photos of BP Oil Disaster, Arctic Ocean; simulation maps of oil spills in Atlantic, Arctic Oceans

** RSVP to* by Wednesday, April 15. **

Enter the Capitol through the north screening facility, proceeding up the ramp to the north door. Upon entering the building, continue about 75 feet. The Senate Appointments Desk will be on the left before the gift shop. Obtain passes from the Appointments Desk to continue through the Capitol. Turn left by the Appointments Desk. S-115 is located at the end of the hall, just past the elevators and metal detector, on the right. 


  Campaign Name: Our Wild America


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