A personal blog from librarian who is progressive and pagan, discussing politics, current events, and books.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Exxon Paying Interest to Those Damaged by the Exxon Valdez Spill
Exxon is paying nearly $500 million in interest to Alaskans hurt by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. It is high time they took more responsibility for it, and high time that the villages damaged so by the spill get some payment. Exxon should have been liable, because it wasn't simply a matter of a drunk captain, but an issue of equipment that could have prevented and mitigated the spill not being supplied or maintained.