Welcome to the Official website of Alabama Coast United formerly known as The Alabama Oil Spill Aftermath Coalition .As we move forward as Survivors of the BP Oil Disaster we have changed our name ; ACU remains a community based action group dedicated to helping those affected by the 2010 BP Oil disaster..and ALL COASTAL ALABAMA ISSUES !!
Here is just a few of the things we did in 2011 !
As we begin 2012 we have many things in the works .. The most important of which is an Upcoming Gulf Wide Campaign called
” FISHERMEN FIRST”
Check back regularly because more details are coming soon .. We are going to continue to hold Direct actions throughout 2012 along with Food Drives . We can and will make a difference in 2012 . We at the Coalition also feel that “CLEAN AIR & CLEAN WATER ARE A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT ,ANYTHING LESS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION !! ” SO WE PLEDGE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR CLEAN AIR & CLEAN WATER AND TO CONTINUE TRYING TO BRING RENEWABLE ENERGY TO THE GULF COAST !!
Here is an important announcement from our Co founder Kimberly McCuiston
Big Announcement for the Alabama Baldwin Co. Area.
On Tuesday March 6th at 7:00 pm Michele and I have been asked to Speak to the Eastern Shore Democrats about our Communty Action Group, and the true State of the Al. Gulf Coast and her people. This is a excellent opportunity for outreach within our own community and we are very excited.
Here is a video of conditions on the West End of Dauphin Island ..
HEY BP THE OIL IS STILL HERE AND SO ARE WE !!!
THIS VIDEO IS COMPILED OF PICTURES TAKEN BY OVER VERY OWN
Kimberly McCuiston !! Thanks to her for all of her hard work and dedication!
Keep in mind this is the very near the same area where Local Newspaper Reporter Ben Raines caught 14 fish with skin lesions just last week.. See our Blog post Sound Science on Seafood safety for more information on the Fish!
I’D LIKE TO THANK JIMMY FALLON AND EDDIE VEDDER FOR THIS SONG !!
TAR BALLS IN YOUR MOUTH !!!
This was written by my Mother and I wanted to share it with the World ,because we along the Gulf Coast are all indeed
I have been listening, reading and watching all the BS that has been going on since the Oil Spill and folks I am totally fed up!! Just to clarify this note, this is my personal opinion and no one elses. It isn’t just the oil spill itself it’s how the local, county and state governing bodies have disappointed all of us with their roll over and play dead for BP and their money. It sickens me to know that people that I worked hard for and pushed for to help them get elected are only showing a side to the public that all is well here. Bull Shit, nothing is well here, everything is a big mess here. The Gulf is full of oil, tar mats, and dispersants, as proven by scientists not owned by BP and their “Good Ole Boys”. I never thought I would see the day that the people of South Alabama would put money and greed before the safety and well-being of our locals and our tourists, I am totally ashamed of the people who now hold office in OB and GS, they are allowing BP to show ads on television stating that all is well here, telling ppl to come on down and enjoy our clean beaches and seafood. They are busy spending BP money to build bridges that will destroy natural habits and areas of the island that may never have been touched before, for what, to make more money. There was a time that truth and honesty stood for something, that protecting peple from harm above everything else meant something, obviously that is no longer true. For me, in all good conscience I could not and would not tell ppl to come on down all is fine because that would be a boldface lie!! We have to many outsiders who have come to our area and seen dollar signs because of what we used to have and they have over time destroyed what we did have. This area is now catering to the tourist trade and to hell with the locals and the ppl past and present who made this area what it was, a beautiful, quiet, close knit community, no loner, just a bunch of money grubbers and greedy poloticians. They keep saying that the area had a great summer season, well why not ask all the businesses how great their year was, not just the beachfront condos, hotels and resturants. You will find that the smaller, off the beach businesses are mostly hanging on by a thread or just don’t exist anymore, tell them how wonderful their summer was.
As for the fishing industry, well they have been hurt the most, their livelihoods basically depleted. When fishing started here it was with a handul of strong pioneering men who fished for a living on small wooden, some homemade, boats. They made their living from the gulf and took great care to protect her. Now days I see the majority of boat captains coming in from other states and only fishing for the sport and the money. I haven’t fished a tournament in over 25 years because they are too expensive for the local fisherman who is not running a Million dollar vessel, or back by some corporation. If I were still fishing for a living it would be tag and release only, no fish brought in and cleaned for customers to take home and get sick from, I value my name and neck more than that.
The oil spill has taken away all the good things about south Alabama, fishing, swimming, the beaches, you name it it’s all gone. If everyone continues to bury their heads in the sand, which by the way is full of oil and dsipersant, then in time you will see all of this area die, either from not being able to use the beaches, fish the gulf or from the fact that BP and their oil have killed every living thing here. Go ahead and continue to believe all the BS propaganda that the local tourist associations, fishing associations, government and BP, go ahead because in the not too distant furture it is going to come back and bite you all in the A__. Keep clear cutting the trees on the island, adding more bridges, more building and in a few years when their aren’t any locals left you will be sitting around with your fingers up and orface and saying”Gee maybe they were right”. I as an individual will continue to voice my disproval of BP and all their cronnies, including local, county, state and federal governments who continue to allow these attrosities to unfold.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE VIDEO’S THAT WERE CONTRIBUTED IN 2011
Download the data sheet (PDF) used in this seafood safety video
We would like to help educate and raise awareness about the ongoing continuing problems and concerns with the BP oil spill. This has been for many years the traditional time for great celebration and to partake of the bounty of our beautiful, clean, clear Gulf seafood. But make absolutely no mistake about it as there will apparently be no more warning than this from any official source. Either there has been the largest man made Oil Spill and Corexit combined disaster in the entire history of the United States or there has not. There has. If there has then there will be serious consequences. There are. The data in the above video comes from the EPA and the FDA web sites themselves. Pay heed. Take Care. Do NOT indulge in the seafood.
Coming up empty: Shrimp catches are down 99 percent in areas hard hit by gulf oil spill.
Since Captain Lori’s Video was recorded her health degraded further. This site is all about what’s going on in these Alabama Gulf waters because you need to know, and you’re not being told. We’re here to warn you and give you a choice – Be very careful how much seafood you, and particularly your children, consume and please keep your children out of the water. Listen to the voice of a father who’s 3 year old son is nearly dead from having gone into the water:
The father of a young boy (now 4 years old) sick with 2,400 times OSHA allowable Hexane limits after visiting the gulf encourages those who are ill to go for VOC testing.
LISTEN BELOW TO A PAINED FATHER’S POIGNANT TESTIMONY
READ HIS PRECISE TESTIMONY BELOW
“My son was in the ICU twice last year. The doctors all refused to give blood tests. I went and saw a specialist, a urologist, because his kidneys had failed – this was three weeks after being in Orange Beach Alabama. He’s 4 now, he was 3 then. I just wanted to let everybody know that even four months after being exposed I finally found a doctor that would do the tests and the results came back with hexane. He was 2,400 times the allowable limit by OSHA standards.
We went to Washington DC this past week and we met with the CDC and some others, not necessarily the CDC – some other task force I guess is what they were – and one scientist said ‘Even though he seems fine now the chemicals have done their damage and that his DNA has probably changed.’ …so I know that I’m pretty much yelling at a wall when I go in to the government about this. People need to go get (VOC) tested and then there will be numbers (of sick people) to back it up.”