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U.S. District Court Judge Russel Holland speaks out on Exxon Valdez saga

2400062101_8f8d7839bc_z-620x330U.S. District Court Judge Russel Holland, who presided over the monumental Exxon Valdez oil spill court cases, removed his black robes to joke and offer personal thoughts on the stories surrounding his on the disaster Thursday in an Anchorage federal courtroom. Speaking to dozens of lawyers and judges in an informal gathering of the federal bar, Holland said the oil spill could have been avoided if Exxon had acknowledged the captain of the tanker fell off the wagon. Read the rest here 10:10

Exxon Valdez plaintiffs’ lawyer: 25 years after disaster, justice definitely not served

On the anniversary of the disaster, we checked in with Bob Stoll to ascertain what, if anything, has changed since the Exxon Valdez began leaking. Stoll’s Portland-based StollBerne law firm was enlisted by a class of plaintiffs to recover some $2.5 billion in damages on behalf of Alaskans. What do you remember about that day (or that period)? It was about two weeks before we realized the enormity of the catastrophe,, Read more here  18:01

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

For a generation of people around the world, the spill was seared into their memories by images of fouled coastline in Prince William Sound, of sea otters, herring and birds soaked in oil, of workers painstakingly washing crude off the rugged beaches. Bernie Culbertson was preparing to fish cod when the Exxon Valdez ran aground. With oil in the water, fishing came to a standstill and life for he and other fishermen drastically changed. Read more here  10:10