Walter Hickel on the Santa Barbara Channel Oil Spill

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 20th 1969 by Belva Davis featuring a press conference with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Walter Hickel, who discusses proposed financial liability for oil companies in the event of oil spills. His comments are made with reference to the recent Santa Barbara Channel oil spill, which involved a blow out at Union Oil's Platform A in the Dos Cuadras Offshore Oilfield, on January 28th 1969.

Type of material
archival news film
Duration
1:51
16mm, color co-magnetic sound film
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CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
10/20/69
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 100470
Views
2489

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Oil companies should definitely be liable for any oil spills caused by their negligence.  As should companies who own the tankers, pipeline owners, etc.

More importantly, all companies within the scope from drilling to refinement should have a disaster plan in place and a way to clean up the spill if something tragic should happen.

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