Yellowstone River

Montana Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Entire Yellowstone River Oil Spill Fine

Citizens from Yellowstone County are asking Exxon to pay the full $1.7 million dollar fine amount levied by the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for …

Disaster response workers clean debris and oil from the Yellowstone River after an Exxon pipeline ruptured, dumping 42,000 gallons of petroleum. (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Exxon’s Yellowstone Debacle Gets Worse

The planet’s second biggest corporation couldn’t be bothered to clean up after its last mess — will the next one ruin your community?

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Climate Capsule: Turn Down the Heat

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wrong Pipeline, Wrong Oil Quote: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Economic Story of the Week: Energy-Saving LEDs , Unstoppable Editorial of the Week: Sizzle …

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Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil.

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

Rising temperatures in the world’s oceans are causing sea ice—critical habitat for polar bears—to disappear for longer and longer periods during the late summer. Photo: Norbert Rossing

Climate Capsule: When the House Attacks

Absorbent pads placed on oil on ranch of NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky

As Yellowstone River Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, Dead Animals Taken…

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic …

Oiled pasture on the farm of NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky along Montana's Yellowstone River

As Cleanup Continues, Oil Spreads 15 Miles Down Montana’s Yellowstone River

We’re now learning oil from last week’s Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture under Montana’s Yellowstone River has traveled much further downstream than the oil giant originally estimated.

Oil in Montana's Yellowstone River (NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky)

Exxon Mobil Oil Pipeline Ruptures Under Montana’s Yellowstone River

Here’s an account of the oil spill along with pictures from NWF’s Alexis Bonogofsky, who lives on the Yellowstone River in Montana.

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