Legislature toys with Exxon-Valdez element in oil-tax rewrite

A new legal tool was introduced yesterday that, supporters say, would put pressure on Exxon to pay the two-point-five million dollars it owes Alaska residents from damages caused by the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. For a few hours, it was in the oil tax re-write before the House Resources committee. But faced with the risk that the special session might have to be extended, members recanted their decision to put it in. However, it still could come back before the legislature finishes its work on the bill

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau