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If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of the appeal of your case in the your state's court of last resort or the federal appellate court, your next aim will be to obtain a court order from the Supre(...)

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The BP Spill Compensation Fund (Ranking Member Markey's Opening)
Ranking Member Markey's Opening Statement from the October 27, 2011 Natural Resources Committee hearing on the BP Compensation Fund. Full text (also available at democrats.naturalresources.house.gov Opening Statement of Rep. Edward J. Markey Natural Resources Full Committee Oversight Hearing October 27, 2011 The focus of today's hearing is to examine the compensation fund set up for the residents of the Gulf Coast who were harmed by the BP spill. However, before we address that question, I think it would be instructive to consider what doesn't work when it comes to compensating people affected by an oil spill. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound off of Alaska. The ruptured, single-hull tanker belched up to 750000 barrels of oil into the frigid waters, killing wildlife and harming the fishing industry. For the citizens of Alaska who lived near the spill, the event itself was just the first part of an ongoing nightmare. Commercial fishing businesses shuttered. Recreation and tourism dollars were lost. Exxon, meanwhile, immediately entered into a position of aggressive litigation, rather than financial mitigation for the people affected. Exxon fought the initial $5 billion judgment by Alaska's courts for years all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In 2008 -- nearly two decades after the spill -- the Supreme Court finally held Exxon accountable for about $500 million in punitive damages to the victims and an additional $500 million of ...


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04, Apr 2014 - Alaska News Nightly: March 20, 2014
Lessons From The Exxon Valdez; Judge Nixes ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative; ADF&G Opens Herring Fishing In Starrigavan, Katlian Bays; Alaska House Passes Izembek Road Resolution; UA President Opposed To Bill Allowing Concealed Handguns On Campus; Manokotak Honors Fallen VPSO; Nome To Make Decision On Geothermal Energy; Why Mental Illness Is The ‘No-Casserole’ Illness; Paddle Making Workshop ...
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