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Author Interviews

For Writer, 'The Hard Way' Meant Choosing To Stay In Akron, Ohio

David Giffels spent his whole life watching people — friends, colleagues, LeBron James — leave his hometown. In a new book, he reflects on the effects of those departures.

Joann Herrington holds up the gift certificate to Bobtown Pizza that she and her husband received from Chevron three days after a natural gas well exploded up the hill from their home in Mount Morris, Pa. Katie Colaneri /WHYY hide caption

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Business

Chevron Pizza 'Scandal' Leaves Small Town Divided

The free pizza coupons the company offered Bobtown, Pa., residents after a nearby natural gas well explosion killed a worker have been criticized as paltry, but some in the town don't feel that way.

The Ohmsett research facility, which researches oil spill response, was closed just before the Exxon Valdez accident. It was reopened as part of the measures included in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Remembering The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Why Oil Drilling Is Both Safer And Riskier Since Exxon Valdez

The 1989 oil spill prompted changes in oil industry regulation and spill research. But oil companies today are working in more remote places than ever, from the Arctic to deep below the ocean floor.

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