We very much hope you listen to our weekly radio show. We recently released a fascinating segment with Sara Gonzalez Rothi, Senior Policy Specialist at NWF who gave us great insight into the on-going ramifications of the Deepwater Spill in the Gulf and explained in very simple terms the environmental and economic changes that came out of this disaster. Below is a link to the show and a description/bio of Sara as well. Enjoy.
While there, please listen to some of the other shows as well. We encourage you to listen live on-line each Weds, 1-2p, EST, on WRNP 1320 AM.
Our quest for domestic oil and gas, in so many ways a bonanza to our domestic economy, comes, as we know, with steep risk. Too often, from Valdez to the incredible Gulf of Mexico, we have seen the results.
Today we welcome to ReNewable Now Sara Gonzalez-Rothi from National Wildlife Federation as we try to explore this complicated and emotional issue and try to bring balanced reporting to the specifics of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and explain for you, as best we can, what happened, who is responsible, who will pay for restoration and how much--a staggering number--that restoration will costs.
We grapple with the over riding concern: Can we ever truly clean up a spill?
Join us and see what you think. All the while ponder this as well: If we do fully restore, than what options do we have in trying to remove the mountains of plastic equally choking off our oceans?
Senior Policy Specialist, Gulf and Coastal Restoration
National Advocacy Center - Washington, DC
Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal joined the National Wildlife Federation in September 2012. She works primarily on Gulf of Mexico restoration in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, including restoration of America’s Everglades. Sara also serves as the Interim Policy Director for the Campaign to Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Prior to NWF, Sara served as Legislative Counsel for Senator Bill Nelson, managing a wide range of environmental, energy, and agricultural legislation. In that role, she supported the Senator’s immediate and long-term efforts to address the Gulf oil disaster. Sara was a key staffer in drafting, negotiating, and final passage of the RESTORE Act.
Sara is a Florida native, and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami. Sara is currently pursuing an LL.M. in environmental law at the George Washington University.