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[PDF] The Lasting Stain of Oil - Cautionary Tales and Lessons from the Amazon

What can Gulf Coast residents learn from other communities that have suffered the terrible consequences of oil industry recklessness?...1. Public Awareness and Support is Invaluable...2. Corporate Polluters Will Cover Up Evidence...3. Don’t Trust the Polluter to Properly Clean Up...4. Expect a Public Relations Campaign to Gloss Over Impact and Attack Community...5. Corporations Will Use Legal Maneuvering and Political Influence to Evade Liability...6. Oil Disasters Will Have Long-term Impacts...7. Beware of Hidden & Latent Environmental Impact...8. Environmental Harm Can Have Long Lasting Health Impacts...9. Environmental Harm Can Have Long Lasting Cultural Impacts...10. Affected Communities Have the Power to Demand Accountability [refers to BP, Chevron, Hill and Knowlton, Texaco (now part of Chevron)]

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