TITLE

LESSONS OF THE EXXON VALDEZ

AUTHOR(S)
Davidson, Art; Lentfer, Hank; Servid, Carolyn
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Arctic Refuge;2001, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article addresses the 2001 plan of the U.S. government to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Seeking approval to develop Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the oil industry assured Congress and the public that it had the technology to operate pipelines and tankers safely. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in the spring of 1989, the public shocked by images of dying birds and otters--and felt betrayed by the industry. Their assurances had proved to be false. In 2001, wanting to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the industry is offering the public the same assurances, virtually word for word. Then as now, the public is told that they have new technologies that allow oil development without harming the environment.
ACCESSION #
18327455

 

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