13 Jul '11, 8pm

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

Like Americans everywhere, I've been sickened and outraged to see 42,000 gallons of toxic crude oil coursing through the Yellowstone River , one of our last wild waterways, vital to fish, farmers and waterfowl. Oil is caked along the river's fertile shores, choking plants and threatening wildlife, reports an NRDC staffer who visited the site last week. Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has pledged to hold ExxonMobil responsible for polluting the Yellowstone River, vowing to Politico last week "to stay on this like smell on a skunk until it's cleaned up." Schweitzer's got it right, and he knows it won't be easy . With a master's degree in soil science, the governor understands the toll this oily sheen is taking on precious wetlands and the regional food chain. "We Montanans," he said, "take our wildlife and our rivers very serious." For all of us who care about American rivers ...

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