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Putting power in the hands of those effected by the oil spill

May 11 2010 | Modern Activism, Jim's Blog,
by Jim

We believe in empowering volunteers with relevant tools... helping a regular volunteer to become an activist.

As we all know, there is a massive, ongoing oil spill that is challenging Gulf Coast communities. We also know there is a threat that the spill could get sucked into the Gulf stream and head up the east coast of the United States.

We also know that the data BP is feeding the media is not trustworthy, they've updated/changed their estimates many times already.

Surfrider Foundation, Ocean Conservancy and SkyTruth has worked together to launch an interactive website, the Gulf Oil Spill Tracker.

This site lets Gulf-area residents document what's happening to their coast.

The site is searchable, has an interactive map and enables people to find reports that others have submitted. Reports can include text, photos, and links to video and news articles. Check it out.

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