Exxon Valdez

A Year After Mayflower Disaster, an Oil Spill at Every Turn

A year ago, residents of a quiet suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, watched in horror as heavy, toxic tar sands oil poured out of a burst pipeline, across their yards …

One Year After Mayflower, Time to Say ‘No’ to Dangerous Pipelines

On March 17, a damaged pipeline in southwest Ohio leaked 20,000 gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve. As if the oil itself hadn’t hurt enough small animals and …

Remembering Exxon Valdez

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 …

Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife in the Galveston Bay

Well, it looks like there has been yet another fossil fuel accident. Over the weekend, 168,000 gallons of toxic oil spilled into the Galveston Bay. A Kirby Inland Marine oil barge collided with a cargo …

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife…

Twenty-four years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil into the spectacular Prince William Sound. In the following days, …

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is…

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, …

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act Under Siege

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act Faces More Attacks Quote: Former EPA heads Bill Ruckelshaus and Christine Todd Whitman Economic Story of the Week: Treasury grants …

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

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 …

“When This Is All You Know, How Do You Move On?”

The Washington Post today has a must-read story on a group of Louisianans who recently visited Cordova & other Alaska communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez disaster: The group from …

If Someone Asks If Gulf Oil Disaster Is Over, What Should You Tell Them?

The year of the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska in 1989, the stocks of herring, a critical fish to Alaska’s ecosystem & economy, stayed fairly steady. The next year? …

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