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May 12, 2010 10:19 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement

VENICE, La. (AP) - Environmentalists hope the Gulf oil spill
will invigorate the movement and finally persuade Americans to
change their energy-dependent lifestyles.
The ruptured well has poured more than 4 million of gallons of
crude into the sea and counting.
But activists worry that the full effect of the spill might not
be felt on land if there aren't startling images to support it.
So far, relatively few birds with oil-stained feathers have been
brought in for treatment. And the thickest oil still hasn't reached
land.
Green groups are trying to capitalize by letting people know how
much the spill will affect the seafood-friendly region's ecosystem
and economy.

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