From Pensacola resident Diana Stephens
A message that might help us "Fight BP on their own turf".
Who knows, it may work. Please read and send an email to Ms. Caroline Lucas (email in this message)
Got this reply from Rob, a UK resident, in response to one of my oil spill vids on Youtube. He suggest that we, the American people. contact a minister in the Parliment, whose platform is focused on the environment and Ecology. Since BP is a British company, I believe this is a great idea.
*** PLEASE be kind in your email to her. . . she is sympathetic to our cause and may be able to help get Corexit banned in the US. ****
Here is his reply:
I'm from the UK and have been watching this tragedy unfold with horror and sadness - my heart goes out to all you locals esp. the media over here has been useless in reporting the truth, which is to be expected with such a huge corporation involved. Very few people I fear are really aware of what's going on.
A huge worry and mistake is clearly the use of corexit, and I have been thinking about how to raise the awareness of the problem with the public. Seeing as BP is considered by many to be a British company, I think it's about time we got our government involved. We have one (yes, only one) green party politician who holds a seat in our parliament (for Brighton). Her whole politics is based around the enviroment and ecology.
I've been writing to others like you who've been doing an amazing job on youtube with the suggestion that you and as many locals and viewers write to this minister. Her email is as follows:
She is able to raise issues in public debate within the house of commons, directly to the prime minister and all of our politicians. The debates are also televised, so will go out to the nation and be picked up by the media. I don't know whether or not she is already working on this, but my view is that if she is bombarded with emails directly from you residents at source, then she will find herself at the centre of an ecological mission that her conscience will find hard to ignore. We can put this mission upon her in the nicest way, as she is quite possibly the most influential green politician in the UK.
I would like to suggest that perhaps the most pressing issues to begin with are to make her aware of the vile horrors of corexit, and urge her to request that the government force BP to cease using this chemical, and to accept the offers of outside help which they have so far refused, as after all this is now a global issue rather than a corporate one.
I hope you are able to co-ordinate as many emails as possible to Caroline - I really think there is a possibility of achieving something this way. Please pass this message on to as many as possible.
Good luck and all the very best to you,
A short polite email - detailing what we have been and are going thru - might just help us. Please, send one to her. Thanks