Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

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Acadian Group Lecture Series: RIKI OTT

Dr. Riki Ott, PhD, a former commercial fisherwoman, trained marine toxicologist and "accidental activist" since the Exxon Valdez disaster will be the guest speaker for the Acadian Group of the Sierra Club on Wednesday May 21, 2014.

Ott visits the Gulf Coast this month to meet with community organizations to discuss upcoming proposed revisions to the National Contingency Plan, what this means to people who live in areas impacted by these activities, and how to make an official public comment. The Federal Government is preparing revisions to the NCP to direct future disaster response efforts relating to all forms of oil and energy extraction contamination.

Ott will discuss the petitioning drive to Ban the Use of Corexit as an oil remediation tool and her effort to organize communities for a new program called ALERT -A Locally Empowered Response Team - that will gather baseline data to be compared with data after a disaster, and will provide treatment to people who have been chemically exposed.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact us to RSVP so we may plan an appropriate sized room at the church meeting hall to accommodate everyone.

Meeting begins at 6:30pm located at First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA. Entry to the church hall faces the rear parking lot visible from Johnston Street. Meeting room upstairs on the right. Share this update, and please bring a friend!

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