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Entries in gulf oil spill advocacy videos (1)


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I'm breaking my rule again this week. Instead of pointing you to three separate sources, I want to draw your attention to two very different videos advocating for the same basic cause: Keeping people engaged with the Gulf oil spill. Which one drew you in more? Did either renew your interest in the issue? Or better yet, inspire you to take a new action? Share your thoughts below, or join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter!

1. Two years later: The oil is still here and so are we.
2. Gulf oil spill infographic

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