06 Jul '11, 9pm

Cleaning a Spill and Reigniting a Debate in Montana

Cleaning a Spill and Reigniting a Debate in Montana

First, though, there’s quite a mess to clean up. On Friday, an Exxon Mobile pipeline originally buried just 12 inches below the Yellowstone River ruptured, spewing an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil – or about 42,000 gallons – into the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. The spill promises to respark a debate the pits deep-rooted extraction industries like coal and oil against the state’s iconic natural beauty. But the battle lines are far fuzzier than that, says Connor Darby, president of the nonprofit Montana Renewable Energy Association . “On the one hand a lot of people are championing natural beauty. On the other hand, they’re trying to make a living so they can stay here,” said Darby, who points out that support for renewables is strongest in the urban areas rather than the wide open scenic parts of the state. “The mindset is for cheap energy up f...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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