Rick Eaton is an ardent evnironmentalist – and a neighbor! – running for the Democratic nomination to challenge current and somewhat slimey Congressman Vern Buchanan here in the 13th District of Florida. Vern has money, lots of it. So he’s not likely to be unseated, but it is possible. This traditionally Republican County missed going Democratic in the Presidential election by fewer than 200 votes in 2008.
A Gulf War veteran and recovered corporate marketeer, Rick – via his Facebook page – has become my primary source on the Gulf oil leak. He’s posting frequently and with very informative stuff. If you’re on Facebook, go friend him.
On his Facebook page today, he posted this video from the World Wildlife Fund showing Prince William Sound 20 years after the Exxon Valdez. It’s sobering. WWF has quite a few relevant videos at the link.