03 Jul '11, 10pm

Yellowstone River Damaged by Exxon Pipeline Oil Spill - Exxon's History in Montana Continues its Abysmal Path

Yellowstone River Damaged by Exxon Pipeline Oil Spill - Exxon's History in Montana Continues its Abysmal Path

While everyone is holding their collective breath, hoping that future developments do not worsen regarding the news that an Exxon pipeline carrying oil crude broke in the middle of the Yellowstone River outside of Billings Montana releasing thousands of gallons of crude into the river, industry’s record for safeguarding oil and gas pipelines in the state of Montana – and Exxon specifically – is dismal. While we cannot predict what will happen in the near future, if other Big Oil disasters are any evidence, we can probably foresee in the next few hours and days that Exxon will pull out an all too familiar public relations playbook to avoid further scrutiny of their actions in order to avoid full culpability: One, Exxon will claim that the immediate disaster is over and the natural resource damage and impacts to human health are minimal. They will also likely underreport, or...

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