Alumni fellow Teresa Sabol Spezio has recently published an in-depth history of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. This event was a transformative moment in pollution control and for the nascent environmental activist movement. It prompted wide-ranging changes to US government policy on environmental pollution, as well as scientific advancements in offshore drilling and the chemical detection of pollution. Spezio demonstrates how public outrage was mobilized to bring about policy changes. Slick Policy: Environmental and Science Policy in the Aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill was published in April 2018 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.