October 8, 1991 |
It has been said there are only two themes for all the stories in the world: A stranger rides into town, or a friend goes on a journey. An ambitious, accomplished account of how Exxon mismanaged the Valdez oil spill cleanup, John Keeble's "Out of the Channel" is a rare fusion of both themes. The stranger, of course, is Exxon, which rode into the small fishing communities of Valdez, Cordova and Port Graham, fragmenting and changing them profoundly.
March 20, 1994 |
Tides and times have been kind to Prince William Sound in the five years since the Exxon Valdez rammed a charted reef, dumping nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into pristine waters. Storms have scoured Alaska's 1,500 miles of polluted coastline, removing about half the oil embedded in some places. Many beaches look clean. Population forecasts for bald eagles are good. The tourists are back. "It's behind us," said John Manly, an aide to Gov. Walter J.
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May 19, 2011 |
President Obama has nominated an Alaska Supreme Court justice who earlier served on Planned Parenthood's board and battled Big Oil over the Exxon Valdez spill to a seat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The White House announced late Wednesday that it was proposing Justice Morgan Christen for one of three open seats on the San Francisco-based appeals court. The proposed elevation of the 49-year-old Washington state native was made on the eve of a contentious vote called in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Obama's first nomination to the 9th Circuit, that of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu, which has languished in the Senate for 15 months.
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December 1, 2010 |
Richard N. Goldman, a San Francisco philanthropist and civic leader who co-founded the Goldman Environmental Prize to recognize grass-roots environmental activism around the world, has died. He was 90. Goldman, a passionate supporter of environmental causes, the Jewish community and Israel, died Monday at his San Francisco home, according to his family. The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, created in 1951 by Goldman and his wife, an heir to the Levi Strauss fortune, has given away more than $680 million since its inception.
March 17, 2000
Exxon Mobil Corp. lost a bid to set aside a $5-billion punitive damage award stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaskan waters. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the company's claim that the judgment should be overturned. Guide to Our Staff: Need to reach Business section reporters or editors? A guide to the section's staff can be found at http://www.latimes.com/bizstaff.
June 11, 1991 |
Exxon was granted a delay in its criminal trial until October on charges arising from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The giant oil company also wants an indefinite delay in civil damage trials now scheduled for 1992 or 1993, according to court papers. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland in Anchorage set Oct. 7 for Exxon Corp. and Exxon Shipping Co. to face criminal charges.