Exxon’s Yellowstone Oil Spill Shows Pipeline Risks

Exxon’s Yellowstone Oil Spill Shows Pipeline Risks

The environmental disaster that began unfolding last week when an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured in Montana and spilled an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River highlights the serious environmental risks associated with the oil industry’s infrastructure — and foreshadows the problems likely to arise if that infrastructure spreads to other states that are now considering offshore drilling.

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