Reuters is reporting that an Alaska environmentalist is returning to court to force the company responsible for the Exxon Valdez oil spill to pay for its long-term ecological consequences:

Exxon has not paid the bill, and the governments have yet to take the matter to court.

Now an Alaska environmentalist is seeking to persuade a federal judge to compel Exxon to pay the $92 million, plus another $23 million in interest.

At stake is more than money that could be used restore a Prince William Sound still injured by the 11 million gallon spill, said Rick Steiner, the retired University of Alaska marine science professor and longtime Alaska activist who filed the motion to compel the payment.

It’s worth reading the motion in full. One of Steiner’s motivations, according to the report, is the precedent his case will set for the after-effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Exxon said last week that it’s done compensating damages from the 1989 spill, according to the Alaska Dispatch.

You May Also Like

Discussing Florida’s crisis pregnancy centers with state Rep. Plakon

The website of state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, who is running unopposed for reelection, states that Plakon unequivocally supports any legislation created for the protection of all human life, in the womb and outside it. There is nothing in this world more sacred than our children and Scott’s support for pro-life legislation will be strong and unwavering. He is a vocal supporter of the Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program (which The Florida Independent has examined at length) and worked hard last year to avoid a budget cut to the program.