The Fierce List 2012 – the fiercest women


On the list is Wilma Subra, Earthworks board member.  The Fierce List 2012.
Wilma Subra.

British Petroleum, be very afraid. Wilma Subra, PhD, 68, is a chemist and technical adviser to the Louisiana Environmental Action Network team investigating lingering health and environmental problems following 2010’s cataclysmic Gulf Coast oil spill. She recently reported that blood samples from cleanup workers and residents near the spill area show alarming levels of toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, genetic mutation and reproductive problems.

What she finds unforgivable: “When people don’t do what they’ve agreed to do.”

Image courtesy of Dubinsky Photography

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. Anonymous says

    That Wilma Gal is highly talentented, knowledgable and smart. It’s good that she is around to help in the Gas Patch.