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Good News on Oil Spills

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Max Roser, at the site “Our World in Data,” reports some encouraging news on oil spills. Their frequency has fallen over the last few decades and the amount of oil spilled has fallen dramatically over the last few decades. The graph above shows volume of oil spilled on the vertical axis and year on the horizontal. The big spikes are in the late 1970s, early 1980s, and early 1990s. HT2 Tyler Cowen.

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Good News on Oil Spills

Max Roser, at the site “Our World in Data,” reports some encouraging news on oil spills. Their frequency has fallen over the last few decades and the amount of oil spilled has fallen dramatically over the last few decades.

The graph above shows volume of oil spilled on the vertical axis and year on the horizontal. The big spikes are in the late 1970s, early 1980s, and early 1990s.

HT2 Tyler Cowen.

David Henderson
David R. Henderson (born November 21, 1950) is a Canadian-born American economist and author who moved to the United States in 1972 and became a U.S. citizen in 1986, serving on President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984.[1] A research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution[2] since 1990, he took a teaching position with the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California in 1984, and is now a full professor of economics.[3]

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