Latest Joseph Hazelwood Stories
The oil tanker known for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, the Exxon Valdez, has been bought by Indian company Best Oasis.
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Literally filling warehouses, the paperwork in the Exxon Valdez case was so daunting it prompted hyperbolic comparisons to the 11 million gallons of oil that spewed from the ship itself into Alaska's Prince William Sound.
A tugboat collided with the same reef that the Exxon Valdez tanker hit 20 years ago, resulting in spilled fuel in Alaska's Prince William Sound and a three-mile-long slick.
By Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times Jun. 26--Hopes of fishermen throughout Washington and Alaska were sunk Wednesday when the Supreme Court slashed the amount of punitive damages that Exxon must pay for the epic Exxon Valdez oil spill nearly two decades ago.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out a $2.5 billion punitive damages award arising from the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez, in a 5-3 decision that strengthens its trend of curtailing damages to punish and deter wrongdoing.
By Elizabeth Souder and Dave Michaels, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 26--After 19 years, Exxon Mobil Corp. succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to slash the additional amount it must pay Alaskans harmed by the 1989 Valdez oil spill from the original $5 billion to $500 million.
It has been almost 20 years since the infamous Joseph Hazelwood and the Exxon Valdez loomed large in the nation's consciousness. But it's just this week that a case arising from the massive oil spill reaches the Supreme Court.
- The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.