Sandra Bullock Wants Out of Enviro Ad Linked to Big Oil

Actress has second thoughts after learning spot was sponsored by oil companies


Sandra Bullock is having second thoughts about her latest role, part of a star-studded plea to Congress for funds to clean up wetlands damaged by the Gulf oil spill.

The Oscar winning actress' spokeswoman said she wants out of a video until she learns whether the campaign was influenced by oil companies. She was alerted after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry ploy to get support for drilling and to stick taxpayers instead of BP with the bill for cleanup.

Women of the Storm, the group that produced the video, lists America's Wetland Foundation as a partner. As DeSmogBlog points out, the foundation lists BP and other oil companies as sponsors on its website.

Anne Milling, founder of Women of the Storm, told The Associated Press the foundation provided experts and information, but says the video was not funded by oil companies.

In the video, Bullock is joined by a bevy of other stars, many of whom hail from Gulf Coast states. Dave Matthews, Harry Shearer, Blake Lively, Peyton Manning and Emeril Lagasse, among others, ask people to "Be the One" to take action to help fund the environmental recovery effort.

"What can you offer?" Bullock asks in the PSA. "Your voice. Speak up!"

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