25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

By Cindy Shogan

Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the most devastating environmental disasters in America history, and that makes the events of the last few days all the more chilling. Saturday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard received word of yet another potential disaster just off the coast of Texas City, Texas — a barge carrying nearly one million gallons of heavy tar-like oil collided with another ship, spilling as much as a quarter of its cargo into the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay.

Cleanup crews have been dispatched in the …read more

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