ExxonMobil: compensate neighbourhood for tar sands pipelines spill

Goal: 100,000

Last week, an ExxonMobil pipeline carrying nearly 100,000 barrels of toxic tar sands crude spewed into the American town of Mayflower, Arkansas. Yards are flooded in black crude, a river of toxic oil flows down the street, and the nearby fishing lake is covered in black grease. Families have been evacuated, but nobody knows what the dangers to the community are, or even how much oil has been spilled. Why? Because Exxon’s not talking.

Let’s hold ExxonMobil accountable demanding it release all the information on this spill -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- while the images of playsets and driveways overrun with crude oil are still in the public eye.

Tell ExxonMobil to release information about the crude spilled in Arkansas.

ExxonMobil is controlling the no-fly zone over the spill site that the federal government put in place to keep news helicopters from capturing images of the disaster. ExxonMobil is being so secretive because it wants people to believe that pipelines like this are perfectly safe and pose no threat to people or the planet. But this catastrophe in Arkansas foreshadows a future reality for anyone who lives along the thousands of miles of pipeline being considered for approval by the U.S. government.

ExxonMobil is the largest consumer-facing oil company in the world, operating under Esso in Canada. Its pipeline division carries millions of barrels of dirty crude across thousands of miles of pipelines -- and it is heavily lobbying governments to ensure it can continue to build these pipelines wherever it wants.

The ExxonMobil spill matters to all of us because it shows how dangerous the proposed Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, and Keystone XL pipelines that will carry tar sands across communities in Canada can be. Together, we can expose the reality for people in the path of the crude spill, help show the public that the pipelines that ExxonMobil and other major companies haven't started construction on yet are unsafe too, and hopefully stop future pipelines in their tracks entirely.

Tell ExxonMobil to release all the information it has on the massive pipeline spill. 

 

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More Information:

Exxon Mobil pipeline leaks ‘a few thousand’ barrels of crude oil in Arkansas. Washington Post. March 31st, 2013

Exxon controls skies over Arkansas oil spill. Salon. April 4th, 2013.

Five Oil Spills in One Week: 'Accidents' or Business as Usual? Common Sense Canadian. April 3rd, 2013.

This past weekend, an ExxonMobil pipeline carrying nearly 100,000 barrels of toxic tar sands crude spewed into the American town of Mayflower, Arkansas. Yards are flooded in black crude, a river of toxic oil flows down the street, and the nearby fishing lake is covered in black grease. Families have been evacuated, but nobody knows what the dangers to the community are, or even how much oil has been spilled. Why? Because Exxon’s not talking.

Let’s hold ExxonMobil accountable by demanding it release all the information on this spill -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- while the images of playsets and driveways overrun with crude oil are still in the public eye.

Tell ExxonMobil to release information about the crude spilled in Arkansas.

Sign our petition to ExxonMobil

Petition Text:


Release more information about the Arkansas pipeline spill."

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