by Jason Lamb
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) has put together a "how-to" guide based on 20 years of hindsight after the Exxon Valdez spill.
The council says their guide, which is hundreds of pages long, is getting more and more popular by the day.
"There are many Alaskans who have not only personal experience but expertise, and I'm hopeful that I can connect that with the people in the gulf and the work of the commission," said Fran Ulmer.
Ulmer was appointed this week to the president's commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The PWSRCAC says they hate seeing what they call mistakes made in the Gulf regarding oil clean up.
"It is hard when you see the same mistakes being made over and over again. We know there's a different way of doing things we know you can get the fishermen out there and give them skimmers to actually pick up the oil that's threatening their bayous and marshes, not just put out booms," said Joe Banta of the PWSRCAC.