Mayflower Oil Spill 

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Recent News: Mayflower Oil Spill

  • 8th Circuit upholds dismissal of ExxonMobil pipeline case

    The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit by all property owners along the easement for the Pegasus pipeline, now owned by ExxonMobil, which runs from Texas to Illinois and ruptured in 2013 in Mayflower, Ark.
    • May 11, 2017
  • Gee, thanks, Exxon. How about spilling more oil on us?

    Exxon Mobil got a publicity bonanza yesterday for the darnedest thing — paying part of a court-imposed bill for damage it did to Mayflower in 2013 when a flawed pipeline ruptured and spewed heavy crude over a nice Mayflower neighborhood and nearby wetlands.
    • Jun 23, 2016
  • Regulators fine ExxonMobil $2.6 million on pipeline failure and specify safety steps

    A federal regulatory agency has issued a final order in its review of the break of Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline that spewed 5,000 barrels of heavy crude on a Mayflower subdivision and into nearby wetlands in March 2013.
    • Oct 1, 2015
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