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Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster Still Affects Communities, Wildlife- PHOTOS


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Simone
- 3306 days ago - smh.com.au
More than 20 years after the worst oil spill in US history, the shockwaves from the Exxon Valdez disaster continue to reverberate and could be a grim indicator of what lies in store for southern US states threatened by the Gulf of Mexico slick.



   

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gail dair (0)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 12:02 am
Thanks Simone
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 12:43 am
So terrible. Thanks, Simone.
 

linda b (31)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 8:31 am
so heartbreaking
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 10:25 am
Fuel
Planting only 6 percent of the continental United States with biomass crops such as hemp would supply all current domestic demands for oil and gas.
Did you know the average American spends 33 of 40 working hours to support their need for energy? It's true; 80 percent of the total monetary living expense for everything we do is ultimately wrapped up in energy costs; from the energy it takes to make the food we eat, to fuel for the cars we drive, to the manufacturing, storage and transportation of the products we buy. And 80 percent of solid and airborne pollution in our environment can be blamed on fossil energy sources. It is estimated that America has already exhausted 80 percent of its fossil fuel reserves.
Industrial hemp is the number one biomass producer on earth, meaning an actual contender for an economically competitive, clean burning fuel. Hemp has four times the biomass and cellulose potential and eight times the methanol potential of its closest competing crop - corn. Burning coal and oil are the greatest sources of acid rain; biomass fuels burn clean and contain no sulphur and produce no ash during combustion. The cycle of growing and burning biomass crops keeps the world s carbon dioxide level at perfect equilibrium, which means that we are less likely to experience the global climactic changes (greenhouse effect) brought about by excess carbon dioxide and water vapors after burning fossil fuels.

GOOGLE HEMP, GO TO WIKIPIDIA
 

Judith Emerson (0)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 4:46 pm
Democracy Now! 3May2010: Riki Ott, Alaskan fisherma'am on the March 23, 1989 catastrophe that still continues to ruin the lives of the people, the economy, the wildlife, the environment 21 yrs later -- "Not One Drop: Betrayal & Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Spill. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/5/3/bp_oil_spill_worsens_with_no
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 12:10 am
Terrible,Poor animals,enviroment.,etc.,Judith E.I heard thats a great book to read,will make a note to read it.TY Simone.
 

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Wednesday May 5, 2010, 12:35 am
Exactly on the mark, Simone. Good job.
 

Gillian M (218)
Friday May 7, 2010, 2:10 pm
I'm not sure if Exxon has paid everything that the courts ordered. The costs would be a fleabite of their profits. I think that all oil companies should pay into a fund for disasters like this so that huge sums of money are available immediately instead of asking people like you and me for donations!

In addition, huge amounts of research have been done and much more could be done by the companies to prevent these disasters. Fines should be in the billions to help communities and should be paid from DAY 1 to help them ie for each day the spill is not capped as well as court fines. This may encourage them to react a little more quickly and will certainly help people and wildlife.
 
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