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Montana Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Entire Yellowstone River Oil Spill Fine

6/19/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

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 the 63,000-gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River on …

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

1/4/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

7/26/2011 // By Amanda Stone

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 Factor for a Restless Climate Bad News for Bears Clean …

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Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

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

7/14/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the pump caused by high and unpredictable gas prices. Drivers have …

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

7/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: House Spending Bill Attacks Endangered Species, Clean Water and Clean Air Quote: Jeremy Symons, senior VP, Conservation & Education, NWF Economic Story of the Week: Light it Up Editorial of the Week: Climate …

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

As Yellowstone River Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, Dead Animals Taken for Testing

7/11/2011 // By Miles Grant

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue along the Yellowstone River in Montana. But will they be effective?

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

7/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 Fukushima-style disaster? Pipelines have been spilling regularly across the U.S., …

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

7/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

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

7/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

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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