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Toxic and Tax exempt: How Tar Sands Spills From Michigan to Arkansas Cost Us All – April 2, 2013

Oil companies don't have to pay for clean up of spills from pipelines carrying unconventional crude

As the Obama Administration continues to ponder a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada has been assuring everyone of it’s safety. “Safety of the public and the environment is a top priority for TransCanada” their slick website reads. Any spill is deemed “unlikely”.

oil spill in backyard Photo courtesy Oil Change International
Crude oil spread across a backyard in Mayflower, AR, after an Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured on March 29, spilling about 84,000 gallons of heavy crude being transported from the Canada's tar sands mines.

Hardly. Last year, there were 364 spills from pipelines that released about 54,000 barrels of oil and refined… more

by: Erin O’Sullivan

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