National call in day - Tell Exxon to Pay for the Valdez oil spill! March 24, 2006 6:21 AM
Can you believe that it's been 17 years and ExxonMobil still hasn't paid the money it owes to the Alaskan communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?!
Please join us today, Friday, March 24th, in commemorating the 17th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill by calling ExxonMobil to demand payment for the spill victims!
It will only take two minutes to call - just dial 1-972-444-1000. Click here for talking points you can use in your call!
Twelve years of legal appeals by a battalion of ExxonMobil lawyers has added salt to the wounds of the 30,000 fishermen, Native Alaskans and others who suffered not just health and financial losses but also witnessed the death and maiming of thousands of oil coated seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, seals and orca whales.
Billions of salmon and herring eggs were destroyed and like many of the species, have yet to recover. Bob Van Brocklin, generational fisherman and then-mayor of the hard hit town of Cordova, took his own life after four years of watching the ecological and financial wreckage and going into bankruptcy himself.
Please join us in commemorating this environmental travesty on Friday March 24, 2006.
Call 1-972-444-1000 and tell ExxonMobil that, after 17 years, it’s time to settle up with the community it harmed. Click here for talking points for your call.
Once you've hung up, please click here to report back to us on how your call went.
In 1994 a U.S. District Court held Exxon accountable for $5.3 billion in punitive damages for recklessness, an award that dropped only slightly to $4.5 billion after two fierce appeals. Meanwhile, 3,000 plaintiffs have died while waiting for compensation and ExxonMobil has become the nation’s most profitable company, raking in a record $36 billion in profits in 2005.
The courts, the media and the public are weary with ExxonMobil’s foot dragging tactics. Let YOUR call be the final straw that pushes the company to pay the debt it owes to the Alaskan communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Don't forget to let us know how your call went - click here to report back to us once you've hung up.
Please forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to join you in holding ExxonMobil accountable for the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Thanks for your help.
Exxpose Exxon Campaign
P.S. For in-depth information, pick up a copy of Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill by Dr. Riki Ott, www.soundtruth.info or view a new 30-min documentary available through Sierra Club at www.sierraclub.org/tv.
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