Rob Stapleton / For The Times
Mike Maxwell stands near dry-docked boats in Cordova, Ak. The herring that used to be so plentiful in the area, and a steady source of income for Maxwell and other fishermen, disappeared four years after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. For the rest of the country, Exxon happened a long time ago. For me, for the people I grew up with, the oil is still spilling," he says.
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