Thursday, June 26, 2008
Oil Spill and Exxon
The Supreme Court just cut Exxon's liability for the Valdez oil spill. From what you hear in the mainstream media, it doesn't sound so bad, and certainly Exxon puts a good spin on it. But a couple of things that should give one pause: (1) Can you trust anything said by the oil company that spends millions to promote fake think tanks that gosh, gee, wow, find that global warming is a fraud? and (2) here's some deep background on the company's culpability for the spill by Greg Palast, an investigative reporter that has covered this story from the beginning. They broke many promises to operate safely, and an entire ecosystem has suffered major damage because of it.