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Corporate Accountability and Workplace: The Ordinary People Who Took on the Richest Oil Companies

Susan Notes:

What will it take to energize and mobilize the public into protecting children from NCLB and abusive state practices? If these people could take on the world's richest oil companies, then why can't we take on the world's richest testing and publishing companies? I mean really take them on. We need to learn from what activists in other movements have done.

By Riki Ott

Author Riki Ott tells the extraordinary tale of the people who took on the world's richest oil companies to protect Prince William Sound.

In the early 1970s, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens promised Cordova fishermen "not one drop" of oil would be spilled in Prince William Sound from proposed tanker traffic and the trans-Alaska pipeline project. Fishermen knew better. Spanning nearly 40 years, the new book from Dr. Riki Ott, Not One Drop, is an extraordinary tale of ordinary people who take on the world's richest oil companies and most powerful politicians to protect Prince William Sound from oil accidents.

Watch the video below and hear author Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon "fisherma'am" and PhD marine biologist, describe the firsthand impact of this broken promise when the Exxon Valdez oil spill decimated Cordova, Alaska, a small commercial fishing community set in 38,000 square miles of rugged Alaska wilderness.


Riki Ott, PhD, is a community activist, a former fisherm'am, and has a degree in marine toxicology with a specialty in oil pollution. She is also the author of Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.

— Riki Ott
Chelsea Green Publishing/AlterNet



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