Lessons learned from US oil spill

BP disaster may lead to change in regulation similar to one reached after 1969 oil spill.



    The sheen of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill nearing the beaches of Florida has given rise to public anger and frustration.

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    But, it remains to be seen whether this disaster will result in any meaningful change in regulation.

    In 1969, an oil well 9.7km off the coast of Santa Barbara ruptured. The spill stoked the nation's anger and helped give birth to the modern environmental movement.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports on a spill that helped pave the "green movement" more than 40 years ago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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