At Oil Spill Clean-Up in Arkansas, Exxon Running the Show, Not Federal Agencies

InsideClimate: A warehouse next to highway I-40 here at the edge of Mayflower, Ark., houses the command center for the ongoing cleanup of thousands of barrels of spilled Canadian heavy oil [3], but it is inaccessible to media. Tightly controlled by ExxonMobil, which was responsible for the spill, access to even the parking lot is not permitted. A security guard now stops anyone without a red lanyard and ID badge from passing into the gated compound. Thousands of barrels of oil from Alberta's tar sands region—similar......

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