As part of the Environmental Defense Fund's continued outreach on the oil spill, two of our organization's staff members were featured on nationally-syndicated radio programs yesterday, where they discussed the political and scientific ramifications of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Elgie Holstein, Senior Director of Strategic Planning for the Land, Water, and Wildlife Program, has been coordinating EDF's oil spill response and examining policy proposals for restoring areas of coastal Louisiana threatened by the slick. On Tuesday, he joined Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Wall Street Journal reporter Stephen Power, and two others for a panel discussion on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR (click here for the audio recording).
Angelina Freeman, a coastal scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, has been collecting samples and conducting preliminary research in southern Louisiana for the past several weeks. Yesterday, she was interviewed on the "Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher" show on AM 690 WIST, and the discussion was simultaneously broadcast on C-SPAN (Angelina's interview begins about an hour into the show).
Check back for further information on EDF interviews from the Gulf Coast and elsewhere.