• A dramatic event that drew more interest to environmental issues was the oil spill off of Santa Barbara, California, in 1969.

Waterfowl Covered in Oil

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • A tardy response by the oil company and politicians only made the matter worse. Cleanup came at the level of one waterfowl at a time, under a sink.
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