another oil spill

This letter came to me from the National Wildlife Federation:

Last weekend, one of our nation’s wilderness treasures became the latest site of a devastating oil spill when an estimated 42,000 gallons of oil spewed from a ruptured Exxon Mobil pipeline into the Yellowstone River in Montana–which serves as a nesting area for migratory birds like the sandhill crane.

Despite this ongoing disaster, Congress is preparing to vote on legislation to speed up the permit for the massive Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which would carry up to 20 times the amount of oil per day as the Yellowstone pipeline and cross this very same river.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy Stewart
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 14:54:51

    This is just another reminder of a government gone wrong, regardless political leanings. Let’s just hope nothing such as the BP disaster occurs there!

    Thanks for sharing this.


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