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Eric4969
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04:56 PM on 04/11/2013
KEYSTONE SAID WHAT?
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04:53 PM on 04/11/2013
What I'd really like to know is why does Exxon Mobil get to control any area of US air space around their spill? That's a direct violation of 1st amendment rights, freedom of the press. We ALL have a right AND a duty to know and respond to this. This is America, Exxon, not some 3rd world country (although lately it's looking more like one). Why does any journalist reporting on this spill have to get permission before going over Exxon's "no fly zone" and why IS there an Exxon "no fly zone??"
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BartStratton
06:43 PM on 04/11/2013
I agree. What we need is a gutsy reporter to fly over while broadcasting live. This is perfect opportunity for Geraldo Rivera - it's bound to be more interesting than the vault.
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07:59 PM on 04/11/2013
So it's okay with you that a corporation has the ability to create a "no fly" zone around any sort of hazard they create to keep facts secret? A corporation? It's bad enough when a government can do it.
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LessonsForgotten
History Repeats Itself
04:53 PM on 04/11/2013
I have worked in small shops at times in my life. Those shops were required to keep Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all materials residing in the shops. The logic here is if there is a spill or an accident where an employee is exposed to potentially hazardous substances the responders can quickly find information on-site about the effects of the substances and react accordingly. This is the case in small shops across the nation and in many cases the quantities of hazardous material on site are limited to 50 gallon drums or smaller. If there is a spill it is usually minor and potentially affects only a small number of people.Consider this in contrast to what has happened with this current spill.

We have fracking and tar sands oil that have known carcinogens, among other substances, added to the raw product in order to facilitate its mass transport but without having to divulge what is being added. This is incredibly irresponsible. Anyone who happens to be in the vicinity of any of these transport routes is SOL when there is an accident. How can an adequate response be mounted to a spill like this if the responders don't know the quantity spilled and what it contains?

These oil companies will pay fines and settle lawsuits that will barely cost them a week's profit while the bystanders will deal with the very real consequences for years to come.

Where is the justice?
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Hoz Hoven
04:50 PM on 04/11/2013
4 million is a drop in the oil bucket. It will be MUCH MORE before this disaster is done.
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traceymarie
the President is black, deal with it
05:28 PM on 04/11/2013
it is well over 40,000 gallons spilled, exxon said they "recovered" at least 24,000 so far. They washed it into the wetlands
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10:44 PM on 04/11/2013
... and you can't see it any more.
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freddsky
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04:45 PM on 04/11/2013
NOOO kidding!?
You mean like the Gulf spill turned out to be worse than "thought?"
Make that worse than "previously engineered."
If only they spent as much on prevention and clean-up as they do on legal defense and PR.
04:45 PM on 04/11/2013
Oil Industry pattern of lies, repeated, once again, for the current impossible spill.

Hey Louis Gohmert, who do we People apologize to, for this?
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Ozzsanity
04:43 PM on 04/11/2013
I never understood how this company could still make money in America after Valdez. I know I will walk before I ever pull into either Exxon or Mobil.
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LeftNotRight
04:39 PM on 04/11/2013
This headline: "Pipeline Rupture 'Substantially Larger' Than Previously Thought" is definitely the no-brainer of the week.
No kidding, really?
You mean ExxonMobil didn't try to underplay the damage this has caused?
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takeabigdeepbreath
...and another.
04:33 PM on 04/11/2013
Does this not sound familiar?
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Kansas1
04:30 PM on 04/11/2013
....and you Repubs want one of these crossing the entire U.S.??? - How bout using the money to forward NON-OIL technology?...yeah I know, it will irk your pupet masters but really, think with your heads for once, not your pockets...
04:29 PM on 04/11/2013
It's noteworthy that the above story does not mention how the media have not been allowed to have access to the horrific damage - even flying over the spill zone by reporters is prohibited. The coverage by the media has been appalling. A major ecological disaster is being all but ignored by the corporate media - big surprise. I'm posting a link that shows images shot by a couple of guys who ignored the sanctions: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=612994435395623&set=a.468988593129542.119781.424053540956381&type=1&theater
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rich88865
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04:29 PM on 04/11/2013
I bet they've never overestimated one
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Awesome222
04:28 PM on 04/11/2013
I'm shocked well you can expect that from Exxon the lairs they are and when we will learn from this disater and hopefully the President does the right thing reject the keystone pipeline. Exxon should be put up for crimes for this mess
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Alan Jump
This statement is false.
04:26 PM on 04/11/2013
It's difficult for anyone to know how big the problem really is...ExxonMobil has made sure reporters are banned from the spill area.
04:25 PM on 04/11/2013
Gee, haven't we seen this movie before? (RQ)