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Big Oil's Twilight? Not Yet

Even as the well gushes on, environmentalists see opportunity amid the BP oil nightmare. With the public riveted--a Pew poll found that 55% of Americans are...

Measuring the Spill: How the Government Did It

As BP's efforts to stanch the flow of oil gushing out of its collapsed rig in the Gulf of Mexico continue, there's not much for any of the world's giant...

Still Digging Up Exxon Valdez Oil, 20 Years Later

Twenty years since the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in southeastern Alaska on March 24, 1989, spreading an 11-million-gallon crude-oil inkblot into Prince...

Remembering the Lessons of the "Exxon Valdez"

Twenty years since the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground on the night of Mar. 24, 1989 — spilling nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil, which would coat 1,300...

Milestones Jul. 5, 1999

RECOVERING. STEPHEN KING, 51, horror novelist; from injuries sustained after he was hit by a van near his Lovell, Me., summer home; at a hospital in Lewiston...

First Mess Up, Then Mop Up

In the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill last March, Captain Joseph Hazelwood was widely viewed as America's Environmental Enemy No. 1. As the dimensions...

Exxon Valdez: The Biggest Spill in U.S. History

It was the kind of ecological disaster that environmentalists had been warning about since oil first began flowing from Alaska's North Slope twelve years ago...

Alaska's Billion-Dollar Quandary

To a casual visitor, the chill, choppy waters of Prince William Sound show little evidence of the disaster that struck on Good Friday 1989. Nearly 11 million...

Exxon Valdez: The Big Spill

A captain with too much alcohol in his blood turns over command of his tanker to an unqualified third mate. The mate shouts contradictory orders to the helmsman...

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