Rachel Maddow Show
Thursday night that had an extensive segment on the ExxonMobil pipeline break in Mayflower.
I had to take the item off-line because of problems embedding the video. We never resolved the technical issue.
So, here's a link to the video
if you'd like to see it.
Exxon profits are featured prominently, along with residents affected by the spill and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
, who's sued ExxonMobil in federal court. There is no safe level of benzene in your living room, McDaniel said in one memorable quote. He also said ExxonMobil had been "cold-hearted' in dealing with residents.
coverage by Sam Eifling and other staffers and Elizabeth McGowan of our project partner Inside Climate News
also was prominently mentioned. Our cover story this week
follows the pipeline over its course in Arkansas and turns up a lot of interesting facts about location and maintenance of the line and what residents think about it.
Maddow said the Times'
work should be nominated for a Pulitzer. A kind word is always appreciated. Now if we could just get Republican Rep. Tim Griffin
to include the Arkansas Blog on his news release list.
A reader last night asked what happened to the thread on the