May 29 2015

Patriot Act Provisions Set to Expire, The Latest on the Santa Barbara Oil Spill — 05/29/2015

On this episode of Uprising with Sonali: Cristina Mislan analyses breaking news of the day. Then, Journalist Marcy Wheeler reports on the latest of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act expiring, which is sending lawmakers and the Obama Administration scrambling to preserve the government’s desire to spy on us. And, Rebecca Claassen of Food and Water Watch discusses the massive oil pipeline spill in Santa Barbara, California, where residents are reeling and activists, up in arms.

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  1. Bill Reederon 05 Jun 2015 at 7:01 am

    Oil Spill Eater II could have prevented the spill from spreading had OSE II been utilized immediately as was the case in Nigeria for a larger spill of 125000 gallons of oil. The oil in Nigeria went out in the Atlantic then started being carried ashore, covering 18 kilometers of shoreline or 5200- acres of soil with sensitive mangroves. Because OSE II was deployed immediately on the open water this prevented the oil from spreading any further down the shoreline, and once con trainers of OSE II arrived by air freight in a couple of days crews started applying OSE II on the shoreline and mangroves. In three weeks you could not tell there had ever been a spill, and the use of OSE II contained the spill limiting its impact, causing the oil to float while it was permanently removed by being converted to CO2 and water. There were no natural resources destroyed fishing was reopened and because OSE II causes oil to float the water column was protected, and none of the marine species or seafood was effected. The Santa Barbara spill just like the Kirby Marine spill in 2014 in Houston have proven the US is far behind third world countries in clean up spills safely and effectively limiting damages not exacerbating them.OSE II has been used on over 31000 spills globally since 1989.