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
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 Virginia.email@example.com* 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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