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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Exxon Valdez - The History

On March 23, 1989 the Exxon Valdez spilled about 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound in Alaska. In the months that followed, workers collected more than 36,000 oiled birds and more than 1000 sea otters. The number of sea creatures killed was several times the number saved. The sea otter population is still on its way to recovery.

The Oil Spills Continue

On June 23, 2000, environmentalists scrambled to rescue thousands of jackass penguins after an oil spill in South Africa. Just off the coast of Cape Town, about 20,250 penguins covered in oil were brought into care and thousands more were released into clean ocean hundreds of miles away. Today, the greatest threat to these penguins comes from oil spills and with ship traffic increasing, more ships are operating that shouldn't even be in the water.

Why Do Oil Spills Keep Happening?

Oil spills keep happening all the time. In fact, there was an oil spill off the coast of Oman on March 23, 2004 - just one day short of the 15 year anniversary of the Exxon spill. In 1990 the Oil Pollution Act was passed, clearly specifying ship maintenance standards. I believe that the only reason ships considered unseaworthy are being used to deliver oil is because some companies are money hungry. With little or no thought to our wildlife, they push a ship on its last leg just so they gain in the end. If companies used common sense, and some thought about our wildlife, before using a rickety ship, not only would they save themselves the cost of clean up, but prevent such wildlife devastation.

Do you think more should be done to protect our wildlife from oil spills? Are you concerned about this problem? and give us your opinion.

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Penalty When Companies Spill Oil?

  • Heavy fines - big bucks.
  • Lock em up and throw away the key.
  • Forgive and forget - cuz what's the big deal?
  • The CEO's should be forced to swim naked through oil.

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"sugarpetals" wrote:What does a thirteen year old kid even know about their sexuality and coming out? At this age you've just hit puberty and sure some of you might be more mentally matured, but you're thirteen, you're now being exposed to those kinds of things and your hormones might start kicking in and you'll maybe feel different ways to different genders and people but i really do think that thirteen is a much too young age to decide, and to "come out". I respectfully disagree. this is how I think of it. Being gay happens it's not like you wake up one day and you want to be gay. It justs happens, some people come out when there younger like around 13 ish others come out sometime later. It is a confusing subject and because it's only relitvaly new concept. I think personally people should just accept the fact because for many people it's hard for people to come out because of how people look at them. People should leave an open mind because with that at least you can help and give support to those who are struggling to figure this out. Not to take this personally everyone is entitled to their own opinions this is just an explication to hopefully make it somewhat clearer. I am not gay myself but i have many friends who are so I opinion will be different than yours which is perfectly acceptable. 
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