Exxon oil spill

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As Feds Set Cleanup Deadline, Exxon Under Fire

Montana governor says oil giant lied about scope of spill

(Newser) - Exxon Mobil had better clean up its act—and its 1000 barrels of crude currently spilled in the Yellowstone River. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has a litany of complaints that mostly boil down to the oil giant misleading state officials about the scope of the spill, and has yanked state... More »

Yellowstone Waters Swell as Oil Spill Spreads

Exxon admits contamination beyond 10-mile zone

(Newser) - Exxon Mobil's Montana oil spill cleanup faces a big hurdle today as the swollen Yellowstone River peaks at Billings this afternoon. The rising water means that areas already cleaned may be re-contaminated, and the AP reports that Exxon officials acknowledged under fire yesterday that the scope of the... More »

Pipeline Rupture Spills Crude Into Yellowstone River

Up to 42,000 gallons of oil heading toward Missouri River

(Newser) - Up to 42,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline in Montana is surging through a flood-swollen Yellowstone River, creating an environmental mess that is threatening to reach the Missouri River, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Exxon Mobile pipeline, which runs under the Yellowstone River to a refinery... More »

Oil Spill: Protecting Wildlife Will Be 'Mind-Boggling' Job

As oil reaches land, scientists worry about marshes

(Newser) - Migrating birds, nesting pelicans, and river otter and mink living along Louisiana's fragile coastline are in the path of the oil oozing ashore after the massive oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Louisiana's coastal islands and barrier marshes are home to hundreds of species. Protecting the ecosystem will be a... More »

Top 10 Worst Oil Spills

Current one is tiny in comparison

(Newser) - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill coming from the Deepwater Horizon platform that exploded and collapsed is still a piker compared to some of the big spills. As of the end of today, it was only 1/50th the size of the Exxon Valdez spill, which doesn't come close to breaking... More »

20 Years After Spill, Valdez Oil 'Harmless'

Few remaining deposits don't threaten life in Alaskan waters: scientists

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years after the Exxon Valdez spill, what little oil remains in the soiled Prince William Sound is harmless to plant and animal life, scientists agree. The last oil deposits remain deep in the cracks between shoreline rocks, inaccessible to animals and degraded enough to be "biologically insignificant.... More »

Exxon Ruling Enrages Alaskan Fishermen

Shrunken payout will mean more years of tough work for many

(Newser) - Today's Supreme Court decision to drastically shrink the punitive damages that Exxon must pay Alaskan fishermen over the Valdez spill has left plaintiffs enraged, cynical, and forced to rethink retirement in some cases, the Anchorage Daily News reports. "This is a total slap in the face," said one... More »

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