Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tar Sands Disaster ~ Exxon celebrates spill anniversary with another disaster

An ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured on Friday, leaking nearly 10,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil into a small Arkansas town. Over 20 homes were evacuated when the 848 mile long Pegasus pipeline burst. This line carries around 90,000 barrels of crude oil from Illinois to Texas every day but that flow has temporarily stopped. And this isn't the only issue ExxonMobil is dealing with - last Wednesday, a train that was transporting tar sands oil between states spilled nearly 15,000 gallons in Minnesota. Anthony Swift, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense