Earlier this week, plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez oil spill class action lawsuit asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore their original claim of $5 billion. This follows a request last week by ExxonMobil for the high court to repeal a lower court order to pay half that sum. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has yet to announce if it will take up the case at all. There are more than 30,000 plaintiffs in the case, including most residents of the Prince William Sound fishing town of Cordova.
Amy Bracken, KCHU – Valdez