Kindra Arnesen: Gulf Emergency Summit 19 June 2010

By Gulf Emergency Summit

Kindra Arnesen warns citizens that industry and government are not cleaning the spill in this excerpt from the Gulf Emergency Summit held on June 19, 2010:

To hear the entire two-hour conference:

audio mp3: Gulf Emergency Summit 6-19-10

This 52 megabyte mp3 file is 1 hour and 50 minutes long. Audio begins in the middle of introduction by Debra Sweet.
Buliding off the Gulf Emergency Summit, our newly formed Emergency Committee to Stop the Gulf Oil Disaster sprang into action and delivered the demands from the summit toa BP representative at the “Unified Command Center” in New Orleans on Monday.  Then on Thursday, activists from the Committee interrupted an “informational meeting”  (see Blog of New Orleans) and demanded government and BP read and SPEAK to our demands.  Come join us on the street, in the news, and on our new website HERE — sign the Mission Statement and get involved!

Provisional Demands

1) Stop oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Full compensation, retraining, and new employment for all affected.

2) Immediately end use of dispersants. Fund all necessary scientific and medical research on human and environmental impact of dispersants and make public all findings. Immediately begin remediation of damage caused by dispersants.

3) The government and entire oil industry must allocate all necessary resources to stop and clean up the blowout gusher, prevent oil from hitting shore, protect wildlife, treat injured wildlife, and repair all devastation. Full support, including by compensation and a major public works program, must be given to peoples’ efforts on all these fronts and to save the Gulf.

4) No punishment to those taking initiative independent of BP and the government to protect the environment and public health; no gag orders on people hired, contracted, or who volunteer. Those responsible for this crime against the environment and the people should be prosecuted.

5) Full mobilization of scientists and engineers. Complete transparency and disclosure of all information and documentation, including scientific and technical data, concerning every aspect of this disaster.

6) Full compensation for all losing livelihood and income from the disaster.

7) Immediately provide all necessary medical services to those suffering direct and indirect health effects from the oil disaster. Immediately protect the health of and provide all necessary equipment for everyone involved in clean up operations. Full disclosure of medical and scientific studies concerning the impacts of the oil disaster

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