ExxonMobil deserves a pat on the back for Arkansas spill response, says representative

Grist: ExxonMobil’s recent oil spill dumped some 200,000 gallons into Mayflower, Ark., killed wildlife, and caused 22 homes to be evacuated. As the Natural Resources committee takes up another bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) argued at a hearing that the spill is more evidence the Keystone XL pipeline is a safe bet for Americans. Comparing the safety of a pipeline to other transportation methods, Mullin said there is no reason to make a “big deal” about the spill:......

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