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Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Rather than striving to avoid repeating history, the Arctic Council, with its passive leadership and pro-business agenda, is paving the way for similar tragedies on our Arctic coastlines.

  YELLOWNIFE, N.W.T.—It’s March 24, 1989, and off the coast of Alaska, one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in history has just struck. The Exxon Valdez supertanker hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m., spewing oil into pristine Arctic waters: 750,000 barrels of crude that would make this tragedy the worst in U.S. history until the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Three days after the spill, a storm pushed large quantities

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