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Gulf oil spill tragedy gives us pause here in Alaska

The nation might sense the anguish of those whose lives lie in the path of the Gulf Coast disaster, but we Alaskans know that hollow ache firsthand. Just 90 miles from where I stand, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil and leaving scars that still linger. Though Prince William Sound is slowly healing itself, the massive herring runs that drove both the ecosystem and the fishing economy have yet to return. We can only hope our loss isn't a harbinger of what awaits the people and wildlife of the Gulf.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061110/opi_652202024.shtml
Court OKs approval of Shell Arctic drilling plan

...to the deep water of the gulf and the remote and unforgiving Arctic." He said BP was not ready to deal with an oil spill tragedy in the gulf, and "Shell will have far fewer resources to contain and address an accident in the Arctic." Pete...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051410/sta_638917856.shtml
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Palin's book goes rogue on some facts

...PALIN: Welcomes last year's Supreme Court decision deciding punitive damages for victims of the nation's largest oil spill tragedy, the Exxon Valdez disaster, stating it had taken 20 years to achieve victory. As governor, she says, she'd...

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