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Man Who Caused The Bay's Biggest Oil Spill Wants License Back

San Jose Mercury News | Paul Rogers | Posted 04.13.2013 | San Francisco

Capt. John Cota, who was blamed for causing the worst oil spill in San Francisco Bay in two decades when he crashed the cargo ship Cosco Busan into a ...

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

To BP: It's Personal.

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Nancy loved the ocean, so when she died from breast cancer at the age of 43 we had a memorial service at her favorite beach on the Marin California headlands. Five years later I returned to Rodeo Beach, where oil had come ashore.