Native Alaskans Still Reeling 25 Years After Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill


Cleanup workers scrub large rocks on the oil-covered beach of Naked Island on Prince Williams Sound on April 2, 1989 a week after the beginning of an oil disaster which occurred when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground March 24, 1989. (Chris Wilkins/ /AFP/Getty Images)

Twenty-five years ago today, an Exxon tanker carrying 53 million gallons of oil through a channel in Alaska’s Prince William Sound struck a reef and spilled about 11 million gallons of crude oil into the environment.

The oil spill killed thousands of animals in the pristine environment, devastated the salmon and herring fisheries and profoundly affected the way of life for native Alaskans in the area.

Dune Lankard is a member of the Eyak Alaska Eagle clan, an environmental activist and a life long resident of Cordova, Alaska — one of the communities most affected by the oil spill.

He says the Exxon-Valdez oil spill’s economic, cultural and psychological toll was enormous for his people.

“It was more than just an oil spill,” Lankard told Here & Now’s Robin Young. “We had an Alaskan dream, and that dream was intact for several thousands of years. And our relationship was with…

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National Liberty Alliance Meeting in New York; Monday, April 7—Will You Attend?

Starship Earth: The Big Picture

If you live in the New York area, here’s your chance to walk the talk and give this initiative the attention it deserves while being a part of history in the making. 

I’m not even an American and I’m excited!!! 

Please read the instructions below carefully.  If you won’t DO anything, you can’t complain about how terrible things are, now can you? 

Alternatively or in addition you can donate to the cause.  ~ BP


On Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM EST in Columbia County, New York, the Common Law Grand Jury filed a “Writ of Quo Warranto” upon the New York State Unified Supreme Court Judicial Executive Officers, who are responsible for the on-site management and supervision of trial courts and agencies.

[To read Quo Warranto click here –]

WHAT: An official hearing will be held and decisions will…

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Jane Velez-Mitchell to Open Equine Advocates 2014 American Equine Summit

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Architects of U.S. Horse Slaughter Ban to Address Invitation-Only Crowd with Special Video Message from Vice President Joe Biden

EquineAdvocatesCHATHAM, N.Y., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2014 American Equine Summit, which will feature presentations from some of the most prominent equine experts in the nation, will take place on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuaryin Chatham, NY. Veteran television news journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell will make a personal appearance to deliver the Keynote Address. Vice President Joe Biden will also help to kick off the event with a special video message about horses.

“The 2012 Summit became the catalyst for a series of life-altering developments for America’s horses which would not have happened otherwise,” said Equine Advocates President Susan Wagner.  “I invited a group of experts to present new ideas for how to stopthe slaughter of America’s equines. Speaker…

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