Quotes of the Day

Crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez swirls on the surface of Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2009

Open quoteThe weak link is the soft squidgy bit — us — at the controls.Close quote

  • a senior scientist at Exponent International, on human error being part of the equation of huge oil spills; it has been 20 years since the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling 38,000 tons of crude oil
Photo: John Gaps III / AP | Source: BBC