SaveOurEnvironment.org – Ask your Senators to secure justice for victims of Exxon Valdez oil spill

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

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From: Katelyn Sabochik, SaveOurEnvironment.org – action [at] saveourenvironment.org
Date: Jun 19, 2006 10:36 AM
Subject: Ask your Senators to secure justice for victims of Exxon Valdez oil spill

Action Alert

You probably know that the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, which dumped 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound, was one of the worst environmental tragedies in our nation’s history.

It killed hundreds of thousands of animals and birds, oiled nearly 1,400 miles of beaches in Alaska, and ruined the livelihood of tens of thousands of people. Despite all this, the victims of this spill who actually won their lawsuit against ExxonMobil in 1994 have been waiting twelve years to see their judgment satisfied.

Now, Senators from Alaska and Washington, the two states most affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, are taking action to see that justice is finally done. Click here to urge your Senators to join them!

In the twelve years since a federal jury decided that ExxonMobil should have to pay $5 billion in damages to the fishermen and local residents in Alaska that filed suit against them, 10% of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit have died.

ExxonMobil has continued to file appeal after appeal. Furthermore, ExxonMobil has already earned enough through interest by delaying the payment of damages to have offset any financial impact it may eventually face from the verdict. The reason for ExxonMobil’s appeals has always been simply to delay taking responsibility. Enough is enough. It’s high time for ExxonMobil to pay the judgment!

Click here to urge your senators to add their influence to this letter calling on Rex Tillerson and ExxonMobil to pay what they owe to the victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Once you’ve contacted your Senators, please forward this message to your friends, family members, and co-workers and ask them to join you in contacting Congress today.

Thank you for your tireless support on this issue,

Katelyn Sabochik
Online Campaign Manager
info [at] saveourenvironment.org

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