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Yellowstone River Oil Spill

Some Homes Near Oil Spill Report Dark Ooze Coming Out Of Taps

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Jan 23 (Reuters) - Residents of a Montana town whose water supply was tainted by an oil pipeline rupture last week ...

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

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green

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

Town's Water Quality Improving Days After Oil Spill

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Jan 22 (Reuters) - A Montana town's water supply, contaminated by oil from a breached pipeline over the weekend, m...

City Tries To Repair Contaminated Water System After Oil Spill

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of th...

Pipeline Remains Closed After Oil Spill In Montana

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green

Jan 20 (Reuters) - A small but heavily subscribed pipeline that transports 42,000 barrels a day of crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region is ex...

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...

Exxon Sued Over Yellowstone Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — More than a dozen eastern Montana landowners filed a lawsuit Friday against Exxon Mobil Corp. claiming the company ignored war...

Where the Yellowstone Goes

Ed Felker | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
Ed Felker

The film Where the Yellowstone Goes was always going to be a portrait of Yellowstone, and a beautiful portrait it is. But the film grew to be about much more than the river.

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 ...

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...

Yellowstone Oil Spill Carries $135 Million Price Tag For Exxon

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Exxon Mobil said Friday it expects to incur costs of about $135 million from an oil pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone Ri...

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...

Keystone Pipeline, Tar Sands Oil, and Climate Change Are Not in Our National Interest

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

If we say that the Keystone XL pipeline is in our national interest, than we are saying fossil fuel addiction is in our national interest. We are saying that climate change is in our national interest. We know neither is true.

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...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: A Tar Sands Folly?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. State Department is in the rare position of having to decide on an environmental issue. Hillary Clinton is in the tar sands hot seat. Is she asking the right questions?

Wake-Up Call From Yellowstone: Keystone XL Must Be Shelved

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Big Oil wants to build a pipeline to send the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from the Boreal forests of Canada right through the heart of America, crossing the Yellowstone, the Missouri, the Platte and other treasured rivers on its way to Texas refineries.

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...

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 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...

Rising River Complicates Yellowstone Oil Spill Cleanup

AP/The Huffington Post | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

LAUREL, Mont. (AP) -- The initial cleanup along the oil-fouled Yellowstone River could be tested Tuesday as rising waters make it harder for Exxon Mob...