Sunday, July 6, 2008

Alaskan fishermen are pissed

Originally, Exxon was ordered to pay 5 billion dollars for the 1989 oil spill. The judgement was reduced to $2.5 billion and then (last month) cut to 500 million. Impacted fishermen will finally get a few thousand bucks in exchange for negligent destruction of the environment and fishing economy. But there are no checks yet:
While O'Neill is expecting to get checks out to plaintiffs this fall, he's not counting on it.

'In the past (Exxon has) shown incredible ingenuity in figuring out ways to screw us around. They've got to decide whether they are going to be straight up,' he said.

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