Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Have you heard the radio call from the Exxon Valdez?




 
"Don't be silent. Vote for an oil-free coast." 



"Don't be silent. Vote for an oil-free coast." 

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Have you heard the radio call from the Exxon Valdez?

CoastalFirstNations1
CoastalFirstNations1   Published on Mar 24, 2013

24 years later and this still gives us a sinking feeling. This is the actual radio call from the Exxon Valdez to Coast Guard, reporting the oil spill.

Released on the 24th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, this two-minute video reminds us of the dangers and costs that oil tankers and pipelines pose to our coastal waters.

Produced by the Coastal First Nations (http://www.coastalfirstnations.ca), the video opens with Exxon Valdez Captain Joe Hazelwood's radio call to Coast Guard, accompanied by The Sound of Silence, by Simon and Garfunkel. It concludes with a simple message:

"Don't be silent. Vote for an oil-free coast." 

Paul Simon's music label granted the rights to use the song for a small honorarium after the Coastal First Nations wrote to him personally, telling him about the Great Bear Rainforest and the danger that oil tankers pose to the coastal communities that live here.

Please share far and wide!

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Eyes and Ears on the Land and Sea

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