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It was Good Friday, 50 years ago on March 27, 1964, when an earthquake-spurred tsunami wiped out the Chugach village in Chenega, Alaska. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, a wave of oil from the Exxon Valdez began to move their way.Fifty years ago a tsunami wiped out the Chugach village. Twenty-five years later, as villagers celebrated the rebuilding of their home, another kind of wave headed their way.

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Two decades ago I was the investigator for the legal team that sold you the bullshit on the crackup of the Exxon Valdez Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, and four years after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, the Obama administration has authorized BP to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico -- and it's all set to happen again Now, on the 25th anniversary of that disaster, it's all set to happen again.

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An oil spill following a pipeline explosion in China's Yellow Sea could be much bigger than the government is admitting. The Chinese government says 1,500 tons of oil was spilled, but an American expert who visited the scene says it may actually be 50 times that figure, putting it on the order of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

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What's with the president's war analogy on the oil spill? It's as if some alien force, "The Invasion of the Slippery Sludge," suddenly attacked us What nonsense .

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By the most conservative estimate, BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster has already spilled nearly twice as much oil as the Exxon Valdez. The impact of the 1989 environmental and commercial catastrophe is still being felt in Alaska more than 20 years later. The gulf spill could already be five times as big as Valdez. Watch live footage of the effort to stop the undersea gusher after the jump.

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“Drill, baby, drill!” Those were the words that Sarah Palin used to electrify the 2008 Republican National Convention. But while she popularized that environment-be-damned slogan, it had already defined the eight years of oil-drilling policy that prevailed during the presidency of George W. Bush. “Drill, baby, drill!” Those were the words that Sarah Palin used to electrify the 2008 Republican National Convention.

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Amid a wave of finger-pointing, rough waters in the Gulf of Mexico have quickly tripled the surface area of what could become one of the most disastrous oil spills in U.S. history, with the goo already lapping at valuable shoreline habitat.

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