Oil giant Exxon is being sued by the New York attorney general’s office who claims that the company did not clean up 17 million gallons of spilled oil in Brooklyn over the past century. This amounts to some 7 million more gallons than the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
“Exxon Mobil – the largest, most profitable oil corporation in the world – has continually refused to accept responsibility for what is one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history,” New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said in a written statement.
“This company cannot ignore the harm its oil spill has caused to the environment and residents of Greenpoint, Brooklyn,” the statement reads.
Exxon calls the allegations made by Cuomo’s office and Greenpoint residents “unfounded” and intends to defend against the suit.
The trouble is though the evidence is rather overwhelming…