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Exxon Knew Its Ruptured Pipeline Was Old, Defective and Brittle, and Still Added New Stresses

Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News, Aug 12, 2013

Industry experts say vulnerable pipelines like the one that failed in Arkansas can operate safely—but only if they're carefully monitored and maintained.

Frustration builds in Alaska over pipeline as Exxon touts plans

Margaret Kriz Hobson, E&E EnergyWire, June 24 2013

Frustration builds in Alaska over pipeline as Exxon touts plans

Mayflower, meet Exxon: When oil spilled in an Arkansas town

Edward McAllister, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Apr. 11 2013

MAYFLOWER, ARK. — Warren Andrews had just finished putting up balloons for his stepdaughter’s 18th birthday party at their suburban home in Mayflower, Ark., when his wife came inside and said something was wrong.

After stepping out of his house, and taking one glance, he immediately dialled 9-1-1.

2 file federal suit over Arkansas oil spill

Associated Press, Houston Chronicle, April 5 2013

MAYFLOWER, Ark. — Two women who live near an ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured last week and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas filed a federal lawsuit against the company on Friday.

Putting spin on the spill: ExxonMobil downplays extent of Yellowstone pipeline leak

Editorial, The Missoulian, July 8, 2011

The oil may have stopped gushing from a ruptured pipeline beneath Yellowstone River, but Montanans' concerns about the potential damage from this spill are as yet unabated.

Unfortunately, Exxon Mobil's response has done very little to stanch these concerns. In fact, the company's recent reassurances have been less than reassuring.

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