Demand Letter to ExxonMobil for $92 Million
September 08, 2006
In an earlier letter dated
May 31, 2006 the two governments presented ExxonMobil with a
"We believe the Comprehensive Plan satisfies the requirements of the reopener provision and is built upon a foundation and commitment to sound science," said Márquez.
The 1991 settlement contained a reopener provision that would allow the state and federal government to make an additional claim up to $100 million for specific restoration projects provided that the governments establish that:
Prior to submitting the Comprehensive Plan representatives for both governments held a series of public meetings in Alaska communities around the spill area to share information regarding impacts to the area, to outline the mechanics for submitting a claim under the reopener, and to solicit public comments. "This effort was important in implementing our decision to assert a claim under the reopener provision," said Márquez.
The demand letter was mailed to ExxonMobil on August 31, 2006. "We will wait to see how ExxonMobil responds to this demand in order to determine how we will proceed in our future legal efforts," said Márquez.
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