"We declare our first goal to be for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or woman will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person in relationship with others".

- Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles

Friday, 12 November 2010

Exxon Mobil Exposed - A Report on Exxon Mobil in the United States

Written by Alison Cassady, Exxonmobil Exxposed examines the woeful record of Exxonmobil in the United States. 

Cassady observes:  "On March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, carrying more than 50 million gallons of North Slope crude oil, ran aground and ruptured in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Approximately 11 million gallons of crude oil poured into the Prince William Sound in less than five hours. By August 1989, the oil had moved across nearly 10,000 square miles of water in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska. The amount of spilled oil is roughly equivalent to 125 Olympic sized swimming pools".

She continues: "In the 16 years since this infamous oil spill, ExxonMobil has done little to improve its reputation. As detailed in the pages that follow, ExxonMobil has hindered action to fight global warming, continues to lobby to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, and is reaping the financial benefits of America’s dependence on oil at the expense of working families and small businesses—but refuses to invest in renewable energy or support stronger fuel economy standards to make cars go farther on a gallon of gasoline".

To read this report in full follow this link.

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