Siewert handed out photographs which she said proved her assertions, one of them showing reefs and mangroves on which she said the oil would have a devastating impact.
Then she watched with satisfaction as excited journos rushed to file stories.
It was, as it turned out, nonsense. The slick was nowhere near the coast. The nearest oil was actually 148km from the coastline.
But when Siewert grudgingly admitted five days later that what she had thought was oil could be algae, there was virtually no media coverage. As a result, many people still believe her original statements were true. All care and no responsibility. Who said it's not easy being Green?
Via Greenie Watch