Bush, who shared her stories and photos from the Gulf Oil Disaster with Zap2it, is a dedicated environmentalist, or, as she says, a “greenie.”
“I was really, really traumatized when I started seeing images coming from the Gulf and had a great hunch that we really weren’t getting the information as to how bad the situation was,” she told the KTLA news team. As Bush told us, she and her boyfriend and co-star Austin Nichols took a trip to Grand Isle with environmental group Global Green to see the damage.
She drops the shocking news that the hundreds of gallons of dispersant
that is being put into the water to break up the oil is
actually highly toxic. “It is not actually legal for use in Europe, but
they’re using it here.”
Zap2it caught up with Sophia in the greenroom backstage before she went
on camera, and she explained that while the fish and dolphins can
recognize a giant oil slick enough to stay away from it, once the
dispersant breaks up the oil particles, they swim right through it,
essentially poisoning themselves.
After her trip, Bush is more sure than ever that the disaster is cause for extreme alarm. “This is a crisis,” she tells us backstage.
“Like, Ebola outbreak in Washington D.C., crisis.”
]]>Bush says that the situation is much worse than what we’re seeing on television. “What nobody’s showing you and what nobody wants the nation to know is that they’re treating it practically like a police state. They won’t admit that they have declared martial law, but that’s what it feels like,” she tells the news team. “We have no sort of public rights. They literally will not let you past a barrier on the beach, which they’re calling ‘the hot zone.'” Check out the video below to learn how you can sign Global Green’s petition for a greener future and to find out how to help reduce the nation’s use of dirty energy with a few phone calls to your elected officials.