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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 1969, file photo, workmen using pitchforks, rakes and shovels attempt to clean up oil-soaked straw from the beach at Santa Barbara Harbor, Calif. The 1969 spill helped spark the modern environmental movement. But more that 50 years later, offshore drilling continues off California's coast, in both state and federal waters. The most recent spill, in October 2021, occurred in federal waters. (AP Photo/File)

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Smoke from a massive fire pours out of Pier 57 on the Hudson River at 15th Street in New York, Sept. 29, 1947. The blaze swept the structure f…

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New Yorkers struggle through the streets of downtown Manhattan as the Great Atlantic Hurricane hit, Sept. 14, 1944, New York. (AP Photo/John Lent)