In 1989, a tanker ran aground off the coast of Alaska, causing one of the worst oil spills in United States history. Nearly 25 years later, the lessons of th…
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  1. Now that Obama has opened up the east coast, and McCrory the entire state
    of NC to drilling and fracking, anyone want to guesstimate how long till
    the first accident/spill occurs? 1 month? 1 year? 10 years? I wonder if
    they will personally cover the costs of all the damages they have decided
    are worth the risk? But that is the near future, what about the impact to
    the entire planet because of the contribution to global warming, who will
    pay for that? I’ll bet it won’t be the fossil fuel industry or the crooked
    politicians! Nope that will be the TAXPAYERS, your children and
    grandchildren… sorry kids you’re fracked! Here is a little taste of what
    is coming, get some popcorn, and enjoy a look at your future.

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: In the Wake of Disaster | Retro Report | The New
    York Times

  2. Exxon STILL haven’t paid. After all these years they’re still fighting the
    case at court. Unbelievable.

  3. *”Exxon Valdez oil spill, 25 years later.”*

    On March 24th, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince
    William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the
    pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S.

    Many of you (those ones younger than 30 years of age might not remember),
    but let me call it the BP disaster of the late 80’s. Below, a 12:08 minutes
    video recapping this environmental disaster with footage and interviews.

    This is one of many reasons I consider we must take care of our
    environment, our planet, our home.

    #ExxonValdez #Environment #OilSpills #Alaska #PrinceWilliamsSound 

  4. It’s easy pay politicians 4 million dollars a year in contributions and get
    back 4 billion dollars in subsidies, on top of that they’ll makes sure
    regulations are not passed that could cost these corporations money.
    Corporations do not care one bit about the lives of their workers or about
    wild life, they care about the bottom line, expecting them to do the right
    thing is just a joke. You either force them by law to secure their drilling
    and transport or you expect another disaster. If i remember correctly Obama
    had the opportunity to pass some oil drilling regulations shortly before
    the BP spill but in the end he caved to republican pressure and the
    business interest, just like he did on every other issue. In the end he
    turned out to be just another establishment puppet. If you give
    Corporations no boundries terrible things happen and this system that
    allows corporations to own the entire government will in the end bring the
    U.S.A. closer to the times of the industrial revolution where government
    control was minimal, the wealth gap was extreme, the working conditions
    were hazardous, the environment was destroyed etc.

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