25 years ago, the 987-foot Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef, spilling 10.8 million gallons of toxic crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. On the 25th anniversary of this disaster many species have yet to recover and the fishing economy of the region has never fully bounced back.
And now, on the eve of this anniversary, we saw another major oil spill threatening wildlife and the economy in Texas' Galveston Bay. The threat of catastrophic oil spills have not diminished and the Arctic could be next!
Each year Shell Oil pushes to drill in America's Arctic -- but the Arctic's extreme weather, harsh cold, sea ice, winter darkness and sensitive wildlife make it the last place we should be drilling for oil.
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