Oil Pipeline Rupture Angers Montana Residents

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Montanans living along the Yellowstone River say they are worried and angry, following the rupture of an ExxonMobile pipeline which sent up to 1,000 barrels of oil gushing into the river. The pipeline had been shut down once before, in May, after residents of the town of Laurel raised concerns over rising river levels. 

For more on the situation in Montana, we speak with Alexis Bonogofsky, a rancher and tribal lands senior coordinator at the National Wildlife Federation.

Guests:

Alexis Bonogofsky

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Dr. Paul Kraft from Detroit

Don't give us the line "the Yellowstone spill is now worse than they thought it was". The truth is they knew it was huge, they lied, you down played the disaster, and now they can't cover how bad it is anymore. You should report "the scope of the Yellowstone spill was under reported, as all spills are, and now Exon spills the beans a few days later to lessen the media coverage and to give Exon time to hide it's liabilities in the hopes the story will go away."

Jul. 05 2011 09:40 AM

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