Thursday, February 28, 2008

Don't Cry Over Spilt Oil

Exxon-Valdez the words alone send my mind reeling back to countless images of horror as people fought to save the lives of maritime creatures. 1,200 miles of coast ruined. I can recall those images like they were yesterday, but they were in fact 19 years ago. I would have been 6 or 7 years old and living thousands of miles away, but I will probably never forget those images. Others memories must have faded a bit as the court case is STILL pending. It's now in front of the Supreme Court and disturbingly it sounds like they want to cut the monetary settlement, which was already cut in half. Its still 2.5 billion dollars were talking about, not exactly chump change, unless of course you're Exxon who earned 40 billion in profit last year and are still battling over about three weeks worth of profit. Er. I don't have time to say how pissed this shit makes me so just read the article and assume I'm angry.

1 comment:

Granola Guy said...

Hence that time-worn public service admonition - "Friends, don't let friends drive oil tankers drunk."