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Monday, September 8, 2014

Kinder Morgan Not Responsible

Once the oil leaves the dock, Kinder Morgan holds no obligation or responsibility, even 10 metres out – that’s the carrier’s liability.”

The Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in 1989 dumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into Prince William Sound.

In 1994 a jury’s verdict announced Exxon would have to pay a massive $5.3 billion dollar fine.

Exxon appealed this settlement 4 times in the next 3 years and eventually paid out just $500 million.

If a U.S. Court has difficulty prosecuting a U.S. company, how would a Canadian court fair prosecuting a Chinese (shipping) company?

More at DesmogCanada

Federal scientists estimate that between 16,000 and 21,000 gallons of oil remains on beaches in Prince William Sound and up to 450 miles away. Some of the oil does not appear to have biodegraded at all.

What more needs to be said?

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