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Mayflower Oil Spill

Arkansas Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil To Proceed

AP | CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by federal and state officials will go forward against ExxonMobil over a crude oil spill that forced the ev...

Holidays on the Oil Spill Front Lines

Rocky Kistner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Rocky Kistner

While BP continues to spend millions on slick TV commercials touting the good times in the Gulf, communities in Plaquemines are still feeling the effects of the country's worst oil spill in history.

Exxon Fined For Arkansas Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co faces a fine of nearly $2.7 million for a pipeline spill of thousands of barrels of Canadian ...

PHOTOS: The Oil Spill North Dakota Tried to Keep Secret

Philip Radford | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

By the time clean up crews made it out to Steve Jensen's field, over 20,000 barrels of oil had spilled, making this one of the largest spills in state history. It took nearly two weeks after Jensen first reported the spill for the state to finally make the news public.

Health Problems Still Plague Arkansas Residents Near ExxonMobil Tar Sands Spill

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Although locals say cleanup work in the marshy cove has dropped off significantly, they say they can still smell the sickly sweet odor of crude after it rains. Some still complain of health problems.

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.

Agency Completes Mayflower Oil Spill Report

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — A federal agency has completed its initial review of a report about an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil pipeline that ruptured in centra...

Congressman Proposes Tax Relief After Oil Spill

AP | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas congressman is proposing tax relief for people affected by the Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill in Mayflower this ye...

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

Authorities Want Exxon To Pay For Arkansas Oil Spill

AP | By CHUCK BARTELS | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State and federal authorities want a judge to find ExxonMobil broke the law when a pipeline failed at Mayflower and s...

Mayflower Residents Suing Exxon

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — Dozens of residents and property owners are suing ExxonMobil Pipeline Company two months after a pipeline ruptured and spille...

Lynne Peeples

Oil Spill Worries Linger | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green

Genieve Long recalled the fear of waking to her 5-year-old son "wheezing and struggling to breathe" a few days after an oil spill hit her town of Mayf...

Bad News For Mayflower Residents

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) — Officials say it will be weeks before some Mayflower residents who had to leave their homes because of a leak from an Exxon M...

A River of Tar Sands Crude Floods an Arkansas Town

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

What caused the disaster in Mayflower is under investigation, and it's unknown how long Exxon's Pegasus pipeline will be shut down. It's also unclear how long cleanup operations will take. Some locals fear the impacts will be long term.

President Obama: One Corporate Puppet Among Many

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

This year, the New Deal turned 80. And those same New Deal programs championed by FDR, a Democrat, defined the bedrock of the American left political ...

Lucia Graves

Exxon On Arkansas Spill: Animals Impacted 'Primarily Venomous Snakes' | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

Roughly two weeks after Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark., spilling an estimated 84,000 gallons of crude into residential streets, ...

Colbert: 'Exxon Employing Technique Pioneered By Drunk Guys'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Green

Stephen Colbert is the latest tv personality to criticize ExxonMobil's response to the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill. Thousands of gallons of dilu...

13 Oil Spills in the last 30 Days (INFOGRAPHIC)

Heather Libby | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Heather Libby


Arkansas Pipeline Rupture 'Substantially Larger' Than Previously Thought

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured last month and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas has a gash in it...

Lynne Peeples

Arkansas Residents Complain Oil Spill Making Them Sick | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

Sherry Appleman awoke abruptly in the middle of the night less than 48 hours after a pipeline rupture last month sent thousands of barrels of heavy cr...

Maddow Slams Exxon's 'Paper Towel' Cleanup Efforts

Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

Rachel Maddow addressed photos released by the EPA last week of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill that some estimates say could reach upwards of 300,0...

Environmentalists: Delay Keystone Decision After Arkansas Spill

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - Environmental groups on Monday asked the Obama administration to extend the approv...

Lucia Graves

Fake Exxon Twitter Account Mocks Arkansas Spill Response | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

An Exxon parody Twitter account is tweeting fake public relations updates about the oil company's ruptured Pegasus pipeline, which spilled at least 84...

Lucia Graves

Exxon Receives Safety Medal Days After Arkansas Oil Spill | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Days after an ExxonMobil pipeline swamped an Arkansas subdivision, pouring an estimated 84,000 gallons of crude oil into residential streets, the Nati...

GOP Rep Sticks By Pipeline After Accident

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) said Wednesday that he wasn't backing off his support of the Keystone XL pipeline, just five days after an ExxonMobil pipeli...