Originally Posted by houghtam
Yeah, it wasn't due to the poor availability of seafood, layoffs due to poor business or any of that.
The "poor availablity of seafood" was mostly due to a federal fishing ban. If you read that Time article I posted below, you'll see that the fish themselves for the most part fared just fine. Any long term impact on tourism had more to do with media hyperbole and hype than any actual oil on the beaches.
And we can go into the specifics of tar sands if you like. But I don't see the point so long as the hiptards' position remains stern opposition to anything not Unicorn-powered.