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Thanks to an uptick in cybercrime, digital firms are floundering towards their own Exxon Valdez moment

Thanks to an uptick in cybercrime, digital firms are floundering towards their own Exxon Valdez moment

Thirty years ago on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez steamed into a reef at 12 knots opening eight of her 10 oil storage tanks to the pristine waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska. #SundayReading  Learn more about the history behind this vital mission:

Yemeni oil tanker 'threatens environmental disaster four times worse than Exxon Valdez'

Yemeni tanker threatens oil spill ‘four times worse than Exxon Valdez’

Oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez are embedded in the environmental consciousness, so much so that they're essentially shorthand for any other spills that occur.

Oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez are embedded in the environmental consciousness, so much so that they're essentially shorthand for any other spills that occur.

Though the Exxon-Valdez is the namesake of oil spills, things have gotten worse.

Oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon and the Exxon Valdez are embedded in the environmental consciousness, so much so that they're essentially shorthand for any other spills that occur.

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The Iranian oil tanker that is ablaze and leaking fuel in the East China Sea may have been carrying nearly as much oil as the Exxon Valdez, which spilled 260,000 barrels into Prince William Sound off Alaska in 1989.

Nearly three decades later, the future remains bleak for orcas affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill:

30 years ago today, an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound. | Photo Rob Stapleton

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The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill showed California the dangers of offshore drilling. It was the largest spill in U.S. history, but we’ve since seen worse with Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon. If we let have his way, I fear we’ll see even bigger spills.

Imagine an Exxon VP urging users to blame the Alaska shoreline, not the oil company, for the Valdez spill.

Imagine if Exxon had taken this view after the Valdez spill: our company policies trump US law

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250,000 birds were killed by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 About the same number die by crashing into window glass in the US every day

The Exxon Valdez oil spill cost up to $7 billion and the consequences persist today. The evidence is clear. We must keep it in the ground.

Kelly Weaverllng was the first Green mayor, elected in 1991 in Cordova, Alaska. He had helped clean the Exxon Valdez oil spill. #VoteGreen 

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