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Sandra Bullock asks to be scrubbed from Gulf restoration video

Sandra Bullock has asked to be removed from a video promoting Gulf coast restoration. Sandra Bullock discovered that Women of the Storm, the group that produced the video, lists BP and other oil companies as sponsors.

By Associated Press / July 30, 2010

In this March 7 photo, Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for her performance in 'The Blind Side.' Bullock has asked to be removed from a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration after she found that the video's producer received funding from oil companies.

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

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A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it.

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The statement Thursday came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling and taxpayer money to repair wetland damage caused by the BP oil spill.

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

Anne Milling, founder of Women of the Storm, says the foundation provided experts and information. But she says the video was not funded by oil companies.

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