oil spill

EPA Passing Lead On Exxon Spill Cleanup To Montana
The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to relinquish oversight of Exxon Mobil's 1,000-barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River, leaving the state to coordinate the remainder of the cleanup.
EPA's personnel in Montana could be gone by the end of the week, although the agency w…
Cut Bank Oil Spill Cleanup Finished After 6 Weeks
The cleanup of an estimated 840-gallon oil spill in northwestern Montana is finished after six weeks. The contractor, Indian Country Environmental Associates, completed the work on Sunday. Owner Gabe Renville says that his crew collected 20 55-gallon barrels of oil and water. The spill happened June…
Exxon Mobil estimates Montana Oil Spill Will Cost $42M
Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. has told federal regulators that its oil pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River will cost an estimated $42.6 million. That figure was included in documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press as a result of a public information request submitted to federal …
New Oil Spill Reported In Northwestern Montana
An oil company says 420 to 630 gallons of crude leaked from a flow line at its field in northwestern Montana for up two weeks before the spill was discovered.
The leak at the FX Energy Inc. oil field east of Cut Bank is the second significant oil spill in Montana this month. The amount, 10 to 15 barr…
A Call For Full Discloser
Environmental groups are calling for full disclosure from Exxon to determine whether tar sands corrosion played a role in the Yellowstone oil spill. Dirty fuels campaigner at Friends of the Earth, Alex Moore says tar sands oil can corrode pipelines more quickly.
Cleanup Continues On The Yellowstone River Oil Spill
Cleanup crews are finding more oil-fouled parts along the Yellowstone River near Billings, as flood waters recede after an ExxonMobile pipeline failure. Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy says last weekend was the first time they were able to get boats on the river and  help is apprec…
Oiled Wildlife Hotline … Call In If You Spot Any
If you spot  oiled wildlife (from the spill near  billings)  there is a hot-line that you can call in to report it.  The free hot-line was set up by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  to aid wildlife spill responders in locating potentially affected animals...

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