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Alaska Oil Spill

Emergency Responders Remember Exxon Valdez' Impact On Wildlife

Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

"Shortly after midnight on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez struck Blight Reef in pristine Prince William Sound, Alaska, home to over 200 bird species...

PHOTOS: This Happened 25 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

March 24, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The Exxon Valdez oil spill began when a 987-foo...

25 Years Later, Exxon Valdez Spill Effects Linger

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the...

Federal Judge: BP Efforts At Alaska Oil Spill Site Were 'Impressive'

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed prosecutors' argument that a BP subsidiary violated its probation after an oil spill b...

ANOTHER BP Spill: Up To 4,200 Gallons Of Methanol And 'Produced Fluids' Leak In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

A pipeline at a BP oil field in Alaska burst over the weekend, spilling between 2,100 and 4,200 gallons of an oily water and methanol mixture in Alask...

BP To Pay $25 Million Penalty For Alaska Oil Spill

Posted 07.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - BP has agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty plus interest to settle a federal investigation into a 2006 pipeline oil spill on Alaska...

PHOTOS: Stunning Exhibit Documents Exxon Valdez Oil Spill's Effects Decades Later

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Nationally recognized artist Carole Fisher's exhibit, "Sticks in the Mind: Alaska Oil Spill Project, 1989-2010," opens today at the Minneapolis Colleg...

A Beach Walk With the Ghosts of Exxon Valdez (PHOTOS)

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

It's been 21 years since the spill, and here is a place exposed to air, wave action, sun, wind, rain, and snow, and it still looks like the site of a horrible ecological disaster that could have happened yesterday.

Alaska Oil Spill: Trans-Alaska Pipeline Shuts Down 800 Mile Area In North Slope

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Up to several thousand barrels of crude oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline spilled Tuesday into a massive tank and overflow...

Alaska's Rogue Star: Spill Baby, Spill

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Largely overlooked by the headlines and celebrity gossip that swirled around Sarah Palin, the Alaska North Slope petroleum system spawned, in rapid succession, no less than five separate spills.