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Remember Mayflower? Exxon Slapped with Paltry Fine for Tar Sands Pipeline Rupture


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Remember Mayflower? Exxon Slapped with Paltry Fine for Tar Sands Pipeline Rupture

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Two years after a ruptured pipeline poured 134,000 gallons of tar sands oil into the suburban streets of Mayflower, Arkansas, creating a toxic mess that devastated both the community and the environment, ExxonMobil has been ordered to pay a $5 million fine for its role in the disaster, the state announced on Wednesday.


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Hmmm…Exxon…Valdez…Alaska…paltry compensation payout…no real cleanup to date…disaster March, 1989.

Same story, different year.

They just “pay off” the “right folks” and their retained attorneys. People/planet be damned.


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That pretty much sums it up. Don’t forget BP’s little escapade.