April 2013 archive

Dispatches From Exxon’s Spill Zone: The Cover-up Continues

Exxon Endangers Workers, Residents To Maintain PR Fiction Mayflower, AR, April 9 – As spill estimates are being revised to near 300,000 gallons, we have been hearing very disturbing reports about Exxon’s continued focus on PR damage control rather than actual damage control. At every turn they are attempting to obfuscate the truth even if it means …

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Oklahoma Grandmother Locks Herself to KXL Heavy Machinery in Solidarity With Affected Arkansas Residents

In response to the ongoing devastation from the Exxon tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas a 79 year-old grandmother locked her neck to KXL heavy machinery and has halted construction for a few hours. This marks the third in a series of civil disobedience actions from Oklahomans who are part of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance. Below is the …

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Valero Texas Open Struck by Mysterious Spill, Just as Mysteriously Ignored by Valero

In the wake of a week of spills almost too numerous to name–Exxon in Arkansas, Shell in Houston, Canadian Pacific in Minnesota–a mysterious slick of something dark and disgusting struck the final day of the Valero Texas Open. Although tournament attendees registered no obvious concern as they strolled the grounds chowing down on mini hot …

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