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"Everyone is clamoring to volunteer. Everyone is saying we'll go out on the boats and we'll go on the beaches and we'll go pick up oil. BP has told everybody that you've got to go through a Hazmat certification course, which they're not offering, and unless you have a Hazmat suit and the training, you can't go out on the beach.
"We watched all the contracted workers that BP has hired -- none of whom would tell us what companies they work for, that BP has hired, because they're told that if they share that information they'll get fired -- we watched these guys walking around on the beaches wearing no protective gear other than plastic gloves and rain boots. They've been told that if they're photographed wearing respirators they'll be fired."
-- Sophia Bush
Image courtesy of Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols