Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Exxon Valdez Oil on Alaska Beaches – July 4th 2010

Last weekend, while millions of Americans gorged on hot dogs, burgers, beers, cokes and fries, 2009 Alaska Muckraker of the Year, Jeanne Devon, 2009 Steve Gilliard Award winner, Shannyn Moore, and environmental writer-blogger Zach Roberts gagged on the fumes of oil that still reeks and seeps out of the intertidal zones on the shores of Knight Island, in Alaska's once pristine Prince William Sound. Here's Jeanne's video:

Jeanne, Shannyn and Zach have all posted articles and photos at their blogs, and Shannyn will be talking about their experience on her radio program-webcast today, beginning right about now (12:10 p.m. PDT).

By the way, here's a photo of the blighted denizen of Bligh Reef, the Exxon Valdez, uh - the Exxon Mediterranean, uh - the Sag River Mediterranean, uh - the Mediterranean, uh - the Dong Fang Ocean. No matter how far the vessel can be distanced from its benighted name, Knight Island is still spoiled and polluted from the Exxon Valdez's spewed cargo.

21 years and four months later.


AKjah said...

Should BP be classified as a terrorist organization. I think they fit the description.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we watched a documentary about it on Geography class. I think it is a sad thing that companies which cause a lot harm to the environment can slip out from the hands of the authorities if they try to punish them at all. It is like we do not cause enough harm with properly working equipments.

Anonymous said...

Check out this new ad campaign by the American Values Network supporting climate legislation: http://americanvaluesnetwork.org/climate/american-power2/. This might shed some light on our country's need to pay more attention to the facts.