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The majority of the impacted wildlife has been reptiles, primarily venomous snakes.
"Enough is enough! How many of these accidents do we need to see before we get serious about phasing out our dependence on this dangerous industry. We have a choice to make between charting a course for our future and our children's future. Saying no to the Keystone XL, Enbridge Northern Gateway, Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline and other proposals means saying yes to safer, healthier communities and getting serious about green jobs that we can feel proud of." -- Ben West, Tar Sands Campaign Director for Forest Ethics AdvocacyAll spills in order of occurrence:
Elder's Meditation of the Day - April 10 "Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment." -- Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine what human beings are doing to the Earth and the environment. Many species are extinct and many more will become extinct during the next 10 years. We are methodically eliminating life that will never return again. Today, we should take time to pray real hard so we wake up before it is too late. Great Spirit, today, I pray for us to awaken to what we are doing.
|Exxon Valdez oil spill|
|3 days after Exxon Valdez ran aground|
|Location||Prince William Sound, Alaska|
|Date||March 24, 1989|
|Cause||Grounding of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker|
|Volume||260,000–750,000 bbl (41,000–119,000 m3)|
|Area||11,000 sq mi (28,000 km2)|
|Shoreline impacted||1,300 mi (2,100 km)|