Did you know that it's been 18 years since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and ExxonMobil still has not paid the punitive damages it owes to the victims of the spill?
The oil spill destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of Alaskan fishermen and others, and decimated wildlife.
Instead of paying what it owes, ExxonMobil has dragged more than 30,000 people through 13 years of litigation by appealing every guilty verdict it's been given since 1994! During this time 6,000 people have died waiting for compensation.
The Exxon Valdez spill didn't just maim and kill hundreds of thousands of birds, otters, seals, and whales (many of which have yet to recover). It also wiped out an entire multi-million dollar herring fishing industry upon which so many lives - and the ecosystem - depended.
Please show your support for the Alaskan communities whose way of life and livelihoods were devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
ExxonMobil's behavior is shameful. That is why victims of the spill will gather on Saturday, March 24th in Cordova, Alaska to unveil a 7-foot tall wooden ExxonMobil Ridicule Pole. The special totem pole is a native Alaskan tradition meant to force a person of high standing to pay a debt or obligation. Even though we aren't able to attend the unveiling, we can join in solidarity by sending a message to ExxonMobil. Click below now to join me in sending a fax to ExxonMobil's CEO and Board Chair telling them to stop appealing the guilty verdicts and pay the damages they owe.
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