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I Call it an Oil Spill

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By Hilary Lewis

April 4, 2013

A broken Exxon pipeline spilled more than 12,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil and water en route to the Gulf Coast on Friday, March 29. The spill ran through the neighborhoods of Mayflower, Arkansas, just north of Little Rock, and into nearby wetlands and rivers. 

We know pipelines break.

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BP Fines Reduced, 133,501 Petitions to #makeBPpay

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By Hilary Lewis

February 21, 2013

Last week, staff from Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society and Earthworks hand delivered 133,501 petitions to the U.S. Department of Justice, urging them to hold BP accountable to the fullest extent of the law for the 2010 gulf oil disaster. 

This week, the Department of Justice reduced the "fullest extent of the law" by lowering the maximum potential fine by $3.4 billion, just one week ahead of their scheduled trial.

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