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Yellowstone Oil Spill

Exxon Given $1 Million Penalty After 2011 Yellowstone River Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials have issued a $1 million penalty against Exxon Mobil Corp. for safety violations stemming from a pipeline r...

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

Pipeline Breach Spills Oil Into Yellowstone River

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near...

Exxon Fights Oil Spill Penalties

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Representatives of Exxon Mobil Corp. were scheduled to appear at a Wednesday hearing with federal regulators to contest $1.7 ...

Fed Propose Penalty For Yellowstone Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal regulators proposed $1.7 million in civil penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday for safety violations linked t...

Feds: Exxon's Delayed Response Made Yellowstone River Oil Spill Worse

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.'s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made an oil spill far wor...

Montana Investigating Oil Spill Sites

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Wednesday they are investigating several sites with suspected oil left over from an Exxon Mobil pipeli...

Planning For Yellowstone River Oil Spills

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. is working with government agencies on a plan to speed up the response to oil spills along Montana's upper ...

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Capitol H...

FUZZY MATH: Exxon Says Yellowstone Spill Involved More Oil

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Exxon Mobil says 1,509 barrels of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River during a pipeline break in Montana last summer – an ...

Yellowstone Oil Spill Debris Torched By Officials

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

LAUREL, Mont. — State workers on Tuesday set fire to an oil-tainted logjam on an island along the Yellowstone River, the last of dozens of debri...

Lawsuit Filed Over Yellowstone River Oil Spill

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Several landowners whose property was damaged when an ExxonMobil Corp. pipeline spilled oil into the Yellowstone River have fi...

Exxon Mobil To Restart Montana Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — A failed Exxon Mobil pipeline that spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River was expected to resta...

Exxon Mobil Estimates Yellowstone Spill Will Cost $42 Million

AP | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost ab...

ExxonMobil Cleans Up 4 Sites Affected By Yellowstone Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Corp. will have to bring in more people to mop up oil from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River as rece...

Yellowstone Oil Spill Reveals Gaps In Oversight: 'We're Asking For Another Catastrophe'

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Three weeks after a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 1,000 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River, federal officials rem...

Exxon's Failed Pipeline May Have Carried Oil Sands Crude

Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters/Laura Zuckerman) - An Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, leaking oil into Yellowstone River, may have sometimes carried a ...

Exxon To Drain Oil From Failed Yellowstone Pipeline

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

LAUREL, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Corp. said Wednesday that it plans to use vacuum trucks to suck any remaining oil from a failed pipeline near Laurel...

Problems in the Pipeline

Erich Pica | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

The oil industry is pushing the Obama administration to approve a permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Exploiting the full potential of Canada's tar sands, according to one scientist, could trigger the uncontrollable over-heating of our planet

Montana Questions Exxon's Estimate Of Yellowstone Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — State environmental regulators have asked Exxon Mobil to justify its estimate for how much oil spilled into the Yellowstone Ri...

Preparing For More Trouble In Yellowstone National Park

Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

Yellowstone National Park is under close watch as the park's river and lake rise toward record-breaking levels. According to The Billings Gazette, the...

Exxon's Failed Montana Pipeline Raises Health Concerns: 'Why The Slow Response?'

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Indoor air, cropland soils and residential wells downstream of a Yellowstone River oil spill will be tested for contamination ...

Exxon Says Montana Pipeline Repairs Will Take Weeks

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

* Restoration not expected for at least two weeks * Company says spill volume likely 750 barrels HOUSTON, July 6 (Reuters/Kristen Hays) - Ex...

Exxon Took Longer To Stop Yellowstone Oil Spill Than Publicly Disclosed

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Co. had reassured federal regulators and officials from a Montana town since December that an oil pipeline beneath...

Exxon Pipeline Leaks Oil Into Yellowstone River (VIDEO)

Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

Emergency clean-up crews are working hard after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured over the weekend, spilling more than 1,000 barrels into Montana's Yell...