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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   (komonews.com) divider line 6
    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!

http://www.epa.gov/mtbe/gas.htm
http://www.epa.gov/mtbe/water.htm
2013-04-11 09:02:42 PM
1 votes:

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 votes:
b.vimeocdn.com

...and the Wyrm wins again. It's enough to make you really angry...
2013-04-11 12:11:17 PM
1 votes:

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 votes:
pegasusnews.com
$236 million? No sweat. I'll have accounting cut you a check.
2013-04-11 10:15:23 AM
1 votes:
Exxon....do what we say and nobody gets hurt.

One of the funniest SNL bits ever.
 
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