Thursday, June 01, 2006

Boo, Hoo, Hoo!

My heart really bleeds for Exxon-Mobile:
US govt seeks $92 mln extra for Exxon Valdez spill
By Chris Baltimore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday said it will pursue $92 million in extra damage claims against Exxon Mobil Corp. for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the worst in U.S. history.
Exxon is still fighting about $5 billion in punitive damages from the spill in a civil case brought by about 32,000 fishermen, Alaska natives and property owners . That case is still pending in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (emphasis added)
Woah, Nelly. Was it that long ago?

Let me get this straight, Exxon has been able to defer the case for 15 years! What happened to speedy justice?

Oh and:
Exxon reported a $36 billion profit last year.
You know, this is Capitalism run wild.

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