TITLE

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON

AUTHOR(S)
Cato
PUB. DATE
February 1977
SOURCE
National Review;2/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p132
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the oil spill from the tanker Argo Merchant in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, and its relevance to the oil industry. The media predictions of the disaster were so convincing that a group of Cape Cod fishermen sued the owners and the captain of the Argo Merchant for $60 million for destroying their livelihood. The oil which had spilled, drifted around on top of the water until the spill began to break up, and then the waves and the wind carried it out to the sea. This incident and others like it are being used by those opposed to offshore leasing as an excuse to renew their calls for a moratorium. And the proponents of oil industry divestiture are using spills as yet another reason for calling for legislation to break up the oil companies.
ACCESSION #
6073974

 

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