Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Plaintiffs accuse Exxon of stifling oil spill case

From:  WRAL


— Plaintiffs in an oil spill lawsuit against Exxon Mobil want documents in the case to be public.

The plaintiffs' attorneys say the oil company has declared every single page of 872,000 pages about the maintenance and repair of the Pegasus pipeline confidential. They filed a motion on Monday in U.S. District Court, asking a federal judge to order Exxon Mobil to "show cause why any document produced to date is entitled to confidentiality."

"ExxonMobil is seeking unprecedented judicial censorship of a dangerous and hazardous situation, which not only affects the property owners in this case, but the public at large," the attorneys wrote.  MORE

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