Exxon lawsuit should be election issue

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Today (March 24) is the 17th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In 1989, Exxon was the 17th largest entity in the world. Since the merger with Mobil, the combo company is now larger than Saudi Arabia. Thousands of litigants are deceased. Oil remains under the rocks in the Prince William Sound. The state seek more damages while Exxon continues to dodge their debt to 10,000 fishermen (33,000 claimants total).

Since this is an election year the Exxon legacy is an election issue. I will be listening to all the stumping politico wannabes for their solution to resolve this long overdo lawsuit. Justice delayed is justice denied. The last 17 years cast a shadow on our court system. There appears to be a corporate choke hold on Lady Justice. Run the cartoon.

John McCombs

Ninilchik



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