Riki Ott—a marine toxicologist, author, and former commercial fisher—will discuss America’s energy future, the devastating costs of our fossil-fuel dependency, and what ordinary people are doing to create more self-reliant and democratic communities.
Ott has worked on these issues since she was one of the first people on the scene during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, when millions of gallons of crude oil spilled into Prince William Sound, Alaska. She was featured in the award-winning documentary film “Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez” and is the author of Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Not One Drop: Promises, Betrayal, and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
For more information, Chris Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: University of Texas, UTC 3.104 (on 21st Street, next to the PCL Library)