Start Date

1-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:45 AM

Disciplines

Public History | United States History

Subjects

Exxon Valdez (Ship), Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region, Tankers -- Accidents -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region, Liability for oil pollution damages -- Alaska -- Prince William Sound Region

Abstract

This paper looks at the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the response that followed, including the cleanup efforts, litigation against ExxonMobil and the captain of the Exxon Valdez, Joseph Hazelwood. Also evaluated is the governmental response to the spill, both at the state level in Governor Steve Cowper’s reaction to the spill and the laws passed and hearings held in the federal government. The paper’s thesis is that though there was judicial and legislative action taken as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, it was too narrow in scope to prevent future oil spills from happening and only prevented an exact repeat of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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May 1st, 10:30 AM May 1st, 11:45 AM

What Comes After: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

This paper looks at the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the response that followed, including the cleanup efforts, litigation against ExxonMobil and the captain of the Exxon Valdez, Joseph Hazelwood. Also evaluated is the governmental response to the spill, both at the state level in Governor Steve Cowper’s reaction to the spill and the laws passed and hearings held in the federal government. The paper’s thesis is that though there was judicial and legislative action taken as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, it was too narrow in scope to prevent future oil spills from happening and only prevented an exact repeat of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.