Jane Hamsher blogging today asks:
What she is referring to is the 20 years it took for compensation to come out from the Exxon-Valdez spill. The problem is this wasn’t because of the executive branch or any administration. Jane even states the reason for the delay in her post:
Those promises were hollow. Just ask John Platt, an Alaskan fisherman whose business was decimated by the Exxon-Valdez. spill. Platt was one of 32,000 plaintiffs whose case was fought all the way to the Supreme Court by Exxon-Mobil. It was finally settled last year. Twenty years later, Platt — deeply in debt — saw his $400,000 settlement check go straight to the government for $600,000 he owed in fishing licenses,. He still has to pay taxes on the settlement money.
Yup – blame Obama for the courts. Welcome to straw man fail, from a blogger we have (sadly) come to expect that from.