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Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll […] Read more >

Exxon Valdez cleanup (via Flickr's JimBrickett)

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

3/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

It was 22 years ago today that, with a captain who’d been drinking and an exhausted mate at the wheel, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. But it wouldn’t quite be accurate to say this […] Read more >

Lessons from Exxon Valdez: Turning Anger to Action

5/27/2010 // By NWF

The effects of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound are still being felt 20 years later. Alaskan citizens impacted by the spill turned their anger into energy to take action and keep this from happening again. We need to do the same for the Gulf Coast and prevent another dirty energy disaster.
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Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological […] Read more >

Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

8/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to protect wildlife from global warming, […] Read more >

Reflection from Prince William Sound

7/16/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Just weeks before the nation’s largest, most destructive oil spill, I flew over Prince William Sound and marveled at its raw untrammeled beauty in mid-winter. It has been twenty years since the Exxon Valdez hauling oil from the Port of […] Read more >