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    Legal Times describes a case in which an environmental whistleblower is facing some of the U.S.'s largest oil companies in court; the companies are being sued for invasion of privacy after hiring a detective agency to spy for them, Nov. 15, 1993.
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    Village Voice (New York) reports on Alyeska, an oil pipeline consortium made up of the oil giants British Petroleum, Arco, Mobil, and Exxon, and how the industry attempted to silence a whistleblower who accused them of regularly selling him watered-down crude; finds that Alyeska had falsified tests used to determine the water content of the product, and was polluting the Alaska coastline with toxic hydrocarbons; Alyeska hired a private investigator to go through the man's trash, obtain his phone records, surveil his every move and intercept his mobile phone calls, Nov. 5, 1991.
  • Blueprint for disaster

    Anchorage Daily News shows how close ties between the U.S. Coast Guard and the oil industry led to the Exxon Valdez spill. The series also examines Exxon's history of unexplained catastrophic blunders.
  • Broken Pipeline

    KIMO-TV (Anchorage) reveals large amounts of unstable natural gas liquid were being shipped through the trans-Alaska pipeline, which was not built for that use; pipeline leaked hydrocarbons, increasing air pollution in town of Valdez; reports the Alyeska company broke promises made to Congress when it sought permission to build the pipeline, Dec. 20, 1987.
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    Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) 4-part series imagines what would happen if there were a major oil spill on the North Coast of California by using a computer model and interviewing people from agencies that would be involved in a cleanup; reports on the planning and cleanup at the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and its impact on the possibility of opening up California's coast to more off-shore drilling.