Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Exxon Pipeline Bursts Causing Massive Oil Spill in the Yellowstone River
An Exxon pipeline burst under the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana. Exxon is trying to suggest there is no problem...even though there is clearly tons of oil in the river, and tons of wildlife and other environment damage for over 40 miles downstream.
Exxon is making more money than the world has ever seen...to the tune of $5-Million PER HOUR in profit in 2010. But yet they have almost no response to the spill, and no investigation of the leak as of yet. All they are doing is putting up oil booms which have been noted to be largely ineffective for over 60-YEARS!
When are these oil companies going to AT LEAST be held accountable for being lax on safety regulations? Or better yet, quickly responsible for the spill itself?