John has been confronting oil companies for 6 years now. He goes into the field to document what happens after an incident, pipeline accident, oil spil, and even more import he talks with the people whose lives are shattered (or ones whose friends and family’s lives are ended). He needs help to finish his documentary and the money his project needs to finish is not going to come from the entertainment industry without a lot of strings and conditions John can not accept. Please visit his site http://www.HELPPA.org for more video and to help him in this fight for all of us. His fight is not only challenging it has been dangerous!
John Bolenbaugh NAVY Veteran/Bronze Star turned whistle blower
John Said: I lived on the Kalamazoo River when the tar sands oil spill occurred in 2010. I was a victim of the spill as well as my family and my dog. I has been featured on C-span, Huffington post, NPR, Mother Jones and hundreds of local and national news and radio organizations following the spill in 2010. My footage has been included in a half dozen tar sands documentaries, and my story was included in the E-book The Whistleblower by OnEarth Magazine.
In 2011, I was asked to speak outside of the White House by 350 .org founder Bill McKibben. I have traveled around the country several times to give speeches and to document the Kalamazoo, Yellowstone, Mayflower and the Gull oil spills. I am a Navy veteran with a bronze Star, Union member, pipeline fencing supervisor, head yard boss appointed directly by Enbridge.
As a clean up worker for S.E.T environmental (subcontractor under Enbridge) I became the whistle blower for the largest tar sand oil spill in north American history. My truth telling about the cover-up forced the pipeline company Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that were signed off by Enbridge, EPA and DEQ as 100% clean. John’s exposure forced the EPA to demand that Enbridge re-clean the covered up areas and re-dredge the river at an estimated cost of $600,000,000.
John Asks: I NEED YOUR HELP GETTING MORE EXPOSURE SO HELPPA.ORG CAN PREVENT ANOTHER COMMUNITY LIKE MINE FROM BEING DEVASTATED BY THE TAR SANDS INDUSTRY.
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TYT interview with John Part 1
TYT Part 2