New estimates of the amount of oil spilled by Exxon Mobil in Mayflower, Arkansas have grown far beyond the initial figures. Meanwhile, an activist group has video of an alleged "dumping ground" of crude oil.
It has now been one week since the Exxon Mobil Pegasus oil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas spilling an unknown amount of oil and chemicals into a suburban neighborhood. And the news is still getting worse.
A train hauling crude oil from Canada has derailed in Minnesota spilling 30,000 gallons of oil. Despite what proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline may argue, this is not a good reason to build that pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline isn't the only tar sands project facing opposition from the public. Vermont residents voted to oppose the use of an existing pipeline for the transportation of Canadian tar sands oil.