"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." ~Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
In the meticulously researched and documented Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$, Riki Ott, PhD, exposes oil as a human and environmental health hazard--the legacy of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$ traces fifteen years of lingering harm to humans and wildlife following the spill, revealing how corporate greed, government short-sightedness, and manipulation of the media have kept the public from learning the deadly nature of oil. Ott provides relevant information and practical recommendations for people and policymakers at this critical juncture, encouraging people to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels and help shift society to a clean energy future.
About the Author
A commercial salmon "fisherma'am," Dr. Riki Ott (PhD in marine biology) experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and chose to do something about it. Ott retired from fishing and founded three nonprofit organizations to deal with lingering harm. Her previous book on the spill is Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$. She lives in Cordova, Alaska.
In the News
Riki Ott talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the toxic effects of crude oil and dispersant fumes: AC360°
The Health Threats to BP Gulf Oil Disaster Cleanup Crews: The Rachel Maddow Show
You can purchase this book at chelseaGREEN to help further her studies.
You can learn more about Riki Ott and what she’s been doing to help the people on the Gulf of Mexico by visiting her at rikiott.com