In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled over 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Prince William Sound. A Federal Jury awarded the thousands effected by the spill 5 billion dollars in damages. In 1994, Exxon was able to get that amount lowered to 2.5 billion. Twenty years after the spill, In June of 2008, the long suffering citizens, many of whom have passed on and the rest virtually given up hope, in the midst of the largest profit year in history and the most severe downturn in our economy since the Depression, the Supreme Court lowers the 2.5 billion dollar fine to 50.7 million dollars. A slap in the face to all American citizens. Corporate Greed pure and simple. Exxon Valdez Settlement: : Unbelievable! Petition Want more proof? The Federal Reserve being owned by Private Bankes isn't enough? Rockafellor started both the Federal Reserve and Standard Oil. So I'm saying the Supreme Court has been politicized.