Surviving the BP Oil Spill // Ep. 4 // Preventing a Disaster
In episode four, Dr. Ott hosts guests Lynda Zambrano and Rick Steiner, who discuss civic actions we can take right now to change unsafe, outdated oil spill policies and to build local capacity within communities to minimize harm during oil disasters.
Lynda Zambrano of the Tulalip Nation, organized the first Tribal Emergency Response Council on Indian lands, then the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council, and then the National Tribal Emergency Management Council, as well as annual conferences to keep Tribes current and informed of latest practices and new technologies.
Rick Steiner proposed and helped establish the Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council and the Prince William Sound Science Center after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, as well as a billion-dollar legal settlement between Exxon and the government with which much of the coastline of the oil spill region was protected.