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Oil spill fines should go to the Gulf

August 31, 2011
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To the editor,

You couldn't fine these criminals enough for what they've done to United States currently and for years to come. If you think the Gulf is clean, I have some samples from Alaska's Exxon Valdez spill from various locations proving that oil and water don't mix! This travesty will haunt the Gulf, the marine life, fishing - be it crab, shrimp or fish in general - the quality (or lack thereof) of seafood and our ecosystem for generations.

To this day, Exxon has not paid a cent to any of the fishermen or villagers who lost everything, including my oldest brother. I won't hold my breath and expect BP to do the right thing!

Jim May

Fort Myers



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