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(Komo)   ExxonMobil found liable for $236 million in New Hampshire pollution trial. Company claims the amount as excessive, says it will take them more than three hours to make that much money back   ( divider line
    More: Followup, ExxonMobil, New Hampshire, Exxon, groundwater contamination, Oppenheimer & Co., Legal liability, pollution, Fadel Gheit  
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2013-04-11 10:39:33 AM  
2 votes:
Feds: Add MTBE to your gasoline in order to meet Clean Air Act requirements.
Gas/Oil Co: But MTBE is bad for groundwater.  Here, we did a study.  See?
Feds: Don't care.  Clean Air Act.  Oxygenate that gas.  Or else.
Gas/Oil Co: Okay, but we warned you.

20 years pass.

States: Um guys, this MTBE stuff is showing up in our ground water.
Feds: Talk to Gas/Oil, they're the ones using it.
Gas/Oil Co : See, we told you so.
States: Um yeah, we're filing suit.
Gas/Oil Co :  Good for you, go get 'em!
States: No, against you.  You thought we'd sue the Feds? Do we look that stupid?
Gas/Oil Co : What? The Feds made us put that stuff in there.  We even warned them.  Look we did a study.
States (at trial):  Gas/Oil Co, isn't it true that you knew about the dangers of MTBE 20 years ago, and even did a study to that effect?
Gas/Oil Co: Why you little farkers!
Jury: Verdict for States!
Fark: Yay! Stick it to Gas/Oil Co.  It should have been 1000 times more!
2013-04-11 09:02:42 PM  
1 vote:

The Irresponsible Captain: Fark 'em. Fark 'em with a splintered railroad tie.

The fine shouldn't be a dollar value anyway, but a percent of income. 0.5% should be plenty. A penalty should really hurt them, maybe to dissuade them from damaging other people's property in the first place.

B-b-b-b-b-but SHAREHOLDERS!

We can't have those poor, poor little shareholders miss out on their dividends.
They won't have any money to bribe politicians,
Poor babies.
2013-04-11 12:26:06 PM  
1 vote:
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...and the Wyrm wins again. It's enough to make you really angry...
2013-04-11 12:11:17 PM  
1 vote:

MugzyBrown: FYI executives of a corporation do go to jail.

Well that explains overcrowding in the prisons.
2013-04-11 11:52:24 AM  
1 vote:
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$236 million? No sweat. I'll have accounting cut you a check.
2013-04-11 10:15:23 AM  
1 vote: what we say and nobody gets hurt.

One of the funniest SNL bits ever.
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