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The Exxon Valdez catastrophe on March 24, 1989, no longer holds the distinction of being the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters. In sheer size, it was eclipsed last April by the disastrous well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. But as the Pew Environment Group's video, "Lingering Oil," shows, the lessons of the Exxon Valdez spill are more vital than ever as we approach the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and contemplate drilling in the even more challenging Arctic Ocean.

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How reporters mangle science on Gulf oilupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 11:57:00

When researchers present what the media perceive as "big" findings -- as my colleagues and I did last week in reporting a plume of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico -- it is incumbent on scientists and journalists to keep the results in perspective and refrain from veering into misleading waters.

'Corrosive communities' emerge in Gulfupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:44:00

From distrust to suicide, a mental health crisis has emerged in the Gulf following the oil disaster.

In Gulf oil disaster, cameras can't capture the human tollupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 11:44:00

The family business has closed, and the couple can't work -- for themselves or for BP, it seems. Their neighbors and community leaders, she says, are showing a kind of greed she's never seen before. They aren't the people she thought they were.

Are oil clean-up workers at risk?updated: Wed Jul 07 2010 22:03:00

CNN's Drew Griffin interviews Exxon Valdez clean-up worker Roy Dalthrop, who says his health has suffered ever since.

Critics call Valdez cleanup a warning for Gulf workersupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 22:03:00

Two decades ago, Roy Dalthorp helped clean up the rocky shores of Prince William Sound after the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, producing what was then the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

Fortune: Who's profiting from the spill?updated: Thu Jun 24 2010 04:24:00

It's six o'clock on a sticky Louisiana morning when Captain Peace Marvel takes the day's first BP-related call. His job: Match out-of-work captains of charter fishing boats with scientists needing a lift to the oil slick. A captain himself, Marvel, 43, is now working 18-hour days at his one-month-old company, PeaceKeeper Logistics, which he set up to win work from BP. "When we realized the scope of the spill, it was the only thing to do," he says. "All I'm handling is one little piece of the pie."

Exxon Valdez lawyer still fighting for clientsupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 16:02:00

Attorney Brian O'Neill has a lifetime of experience when it comes to the legal battles that ensue following major oil catastrophes.

Lawyer in Exxon case still fightingupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 16:02:00

The attorney who fought Exxon is still at it, decades after the Valdez spill. CNN's Chris Welch reports.

BP sets aside $20 billion for oil claimsupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 18:47:00

President Obama says BP has agreed to put aside $20 billion in an escrow account for oil disaster damages.

Can Obama afford to be angry?updated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:48:00

CNN's Don Lemon discusses complaints that the President isn't expressing enough anger over the Gulf oil disaster.

Govt report doubles previous spill rangeupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:26:00

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates 20,000 to 40,000 barrels per day is leaking into the Gulf.

Not all the oil in the Gulf is coming from BP's spillupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:26:00

It may be hard to fathom, but even with gallons of oil spewing every minute from BP's broken well head in the Gulf of Mexico, not all the oil pollution in the Gulf is BP's fault.

Big winners in the Gulf? Lawyersupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 18:29:00

The oil hasn't stopped gushing, but the spill in the Gulf is already spewing a multitude of lawsuits.

Rig's crew may have been 'shorthanded and fatigued,' lawmaker saysupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 00:31:00

The crew of the drill rig Deepwater Horizon may have been overworked and short of key personnel before the explosion that unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history, a leading Democratic congressman suggested Tuesday.

Fortune: BP's Gulf Coast oil spill - a legal primerupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 09:10:00

To help readers navigate the legal landscape surrounding BP's mammoth oil spill (or "oil spew," as some argue it should more properly be called) in the Gulf Coast, I have looked into some of the law-related questions and statements that keep surfacing as the press and bloggers keep up with the crisis. I rely mainly here on an interview with Christopher B. Kende, an international insurance law specialist at the firm of Cozen O'Connor. Kende also teaches attorneys about the legal issues stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a lecturer for HB Litigation Conferences.

Sick fishermen keep silentupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 17:26:00

A fisherman's wife speaks out against BP, saying the oil is making fishermen sick. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Fisherman's wife breaks the silenceupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 17:26:00

Kindra Arnesen's husband often calls while he's out on a shrimping trip, so she wasn't surprised to hear her cell phone ring the night of April 29 while he was on an overnight fishing expedition.

Online maps, apps help track oil spillupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:43:00

With maps, apps and databases, the online community is working to help show the world the scope, and damage, of the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Fortune: Three lessons for BP from the Exxon Valdez spillupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 14:00:00

Up until the catastrophic Gulf oil spill in April, BP had done a pretty good job of presenting itself as the eco-friendliest big oil company around.

CNNMoney: BP shares plummet around the worldupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 16:29:00

Shares of BP tumbled in U.S. and overseas stock markets Tuesday after its latest attempt to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak failed.

Gergen: Mr. President, take commandupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 07:21:00

Enough is enough! After the latest failure by BP to plug the gaping hole, it is time for President Obama to take full command of this growing national catastrophe. Immediately!

Gulf oil spill is worst in U.S. history, estimates suggestupdated: Thu May 27 2010 15:09:00

The Gulf of Mexico undersea gusher is the largest oil spill in United States history -- possibly already more than twice as big as the Exxon Valdez spill, government estimates suggested Thursday.

Nature, effort, luck keeping oil offshoreupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:05:00

Natural forces, human effort and some good fortune have kept the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico from becoming an all-out environmental disaster, scientists say.

Alaskans still struggle after 1989 spillupdated: Fri May 07 2010 13:11:00

CNN's Dan Simon visits Cordova, Alaska, where the impact of the Exxon Valdez spill is still being felt.

Consequences of spills can last for decadesupdated: Mon May 03 2010 16:30:00

As oil began approaching the coast of the United States, environmental scientists said the effects of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could have ecological and biological consequences for years, if not decades.

Obama: 'Relentless response' to spillupdated: Mon May 03 2010 16:30:00

President Obama says his administration will have a "relentless response" to the Gulf oil spill.

CNNMoney: Feds may set Gulf oil slick ablazeupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 17:34:00

Coast Guard officials are considering setting the Gulf of Mexico oil slick on fire as it moved Tuesday to within 20 miles of sensitive ecological areas in the Mississippi River Delta.

Oil spill at Texas port dumps 450,000 gallonsupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 11:22:00

A tanker ship loaded with oil in the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, collided with two barges being towed by a tug boat, resulting in a spill of about 450,000 gallons of crude, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Cleanup under way in 462,000-gallon oil spill off Texasupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 21:16:00

Crews removed about 46,000 gallons of oil from waters near Port Arthur, Texas, on Sunday, roughly 10 percent of the oil spilled a day earlier when a tanker collided with two barges, a U.S. Coast Guard officer said.

Developer sues TVA for $165 million in Tennessee sludge spillupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 14:23:00

A real estate developer has filed a $165 million lawsuit against the nation's largest public utility, claiming damages from a massive coal sludge spill that dumped more than a billion gallons of waste into central Tennessee.

Sludge spill: 'It's a mess'updated: Wed Dec 31 2008 17:54:00

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen talks about efforts to clean up after a coal sludge spill.

Tennessee governor says sludge spill victims will get helpupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 17:54:00

The nation's largest public utility has promised to do whatever it takes to clean a massive coal sludge spill in central Tennessee, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Wednesday.

Where's the pork?updated: Sat Oct 04 2008 12:19:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the pork in the bailout bill.

Spoonful of pork may help bitter economic pill go downupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 12:19:00

The Senate's financial rescue plan may have a better chance of passage because it's padded with pork that may be tasty enough to get reluctant House members to bite. Exxon Breaks Own Profit Recordupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 10:00:00

Exxon Mobil reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest quarterly profit ever by any U.S. corporation

CNNMoney: High court reduces Exxon oil spill damagesupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 15:29:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reduced a $2.5 billion punitive damages award against energy giant Exxon for its role in an infamous 1989 maritime oil spill off the coast of Alaska. Court Slashes Judgment in Exxon Valdez Caseupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 13:00:00

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million

Valdez victims head to courtupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 16:46:00

Victims of the Exxon Valdez disaster speak out ahead of Supreme Court arguments on their damages lawsuit.

Exxon vs. Alaskans as high court takes on oil spill caseupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 16:46:00

Nearly 20 years after one of the most infamous environmental disasters scarred Alaska's Prince William Sound, the Supreme Court stepped nearer Wednesday to perhaps providing a measure of closure for the seemingly endless litigation over the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Oil spews into seaupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 14:23:00

Thousands of tons of oil spilled into the Yellow Sea off the western coast of South Korea.

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