Riki Ott

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Riki Ott

Riki Ott, PhD, is a community activist, a former commercial salmon "fisherm'am," and has a degree in marine toxicology with a specialty in oil pollution. She experienced firsthand the devastating effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill--and chose to do something about it. She is the founder of three nonprofit organizations that deal with lingering harm from the man-made environmental disaster [1]. Ott's background in toxicology and experience as an individual who lived through the Exxon Valdez incident in 1989 has been helpful to those experiencing the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in 2010. Ott was touring New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, educating people about the toxic effects of the spill, and helping them prepare for the long fight ahead to hold BP accountable [2].


  • Ultimate Civics is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a popular movement to support passage of a constitutional amendment that reinstates the primacy of human rights over corporate rights
  • Earth Island Institute is a nonprofit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect the shared planet [3]
  • Move to Amend is a project of the Campaign to Legalize Democracy, a coalition dedicated to ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing themselves [4]

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