President George H. Bush - Exxon Valdez oil spill

U.S. President George H. Bush puts his hand to his head while discussing the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill tragedy in Alaska during a White House press conference, Friday, April 7, 1989 in Washington. Bush also refused to comment on his role in the Reagan administration's secret plan to aid the Contra rebels, saying anything he might say could ?prejudice the trial? of former White House aide Oliver North. Listening at right is Rep. Don Young, A-Alaska, and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)

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