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Willie Soon Attacks Funders of Climate Denial for "Lack of Courage"

Willie Soon Attacks Funders of Climate Denial for "Lack of Courage"
The aerospace engineer working at the the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics was caught out telling his fossil fuel industry funders his research papers and U.S. Senate evidence were “deliverables”. The controversy made the front page of the New York Times and now his employer has launched an investigation into the ethics of his secret funding.
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Exxon CEO Sues to Stop Fracking Near His Home

Exxon CEO Sues to Stop Fracking Near His Home
Not in my backyard! (But everywhere else is okay): Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is suing to keep fracking from happening in his hometown by his mansion, belying the constant assurances that fracking is harmless.
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Five Months After Oil Spill, Sickened Residents Finally Offered Free Health Assessments

Five Months After Oil Spill, Sickened Residents Finally Offered Free Health Assessments
Is it too little, too late?
That's the question Mayflower residents are asking now that the state is finally offering them access to free health assessments five months after a ruptured ExxonMobil pipeline emptied 210,000 gallons of heavy crude into their city 25 miles northwest of Little Rock.
Since the March 29 spill, many people have continued to suffer from dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting—cla
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Exxon Says It Won't Disclose Inspection Results of Ruptured Pipeline's Condition

Exxon Says It Won't Disclose Inspection Results of Ruptured Pipeline's Condition
The 1940s-era construction process that ExxonMobil said caused an oil pipe to rupture in Arkansas earlier this year is a common and well-documented problem the pipeline industry has battled for decades—and one the industry believes can be detected and controlled with appropriate vigilance.
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Exxon Pipeline that Spilled Oil in AR Had at Least 13 Prior Leaks

Exxon Pipeline that Spilled Oil in AR Had at Least 13 Prior Leaks
Federal agency accident records show that the ExxonMobil pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil near Little Rock in March has had at least 13 minor leaks since 2002.
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Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Second Biggest Tar Sands Spill in US History

Two Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil for Second Biggest Tar Sands Spill in US History
Two major lawsuits were recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas against ExxonMobil, the "private empire" behind the March 2013 Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill of over 1.1 million gallons of diluted bitumen ("dilbit") into the neighborhoods and waterways of Mayflower, AR, located in Faulkner County.
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Who Is Fracking With California?

Who Is Fracking With California?
California is the newest battleground state in the fracking fight that continues in states like Pennsylvania and New York. Why? The short answer is the Monterey Shale — a massive oil deposit that is trapped in the shale formations underneath Los Angeles and most of California's Central Coast and Central Valley regions. Should it matter that it's also where the majority of Southern California's water comes from?
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Government Slaps Exxon with Oil Spill Lawsuit with Unusual Speed. Why?

Government Slaps Exxon with Oil Spill Lawsuit with Unusual Speed. Why?
The lawsuit that state and federal officials in Arkansas filed last week against ExxonMobil is unusual, pipeline experts say, because government agencies usually wait much longer—sometimes even years—before filing lawsuits against companies involved in pipeline accidents.
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Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath

Exxon Versus The People: Lawsuits Begin in Pegasus Spill Aftermath
Residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, the site of the recent Pegasus tar sands pipeline rupture, have filed suit against its operator Exxon for health issues and property damage that have arisen since the spill on Easter Weekend. The short term effects are piling up, as long term harm looms large.
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AR to Residents Sick From Exxon Oil Spill: You're On Your Own

AR to Residents Sick From Exxon Oil Spill: You're On Your Own
For more than a month, residents of Mayflower, Arkansas have been told not to worry about lingering fumes from a March 29 oil spill that shut down a neighborhood and forced the evacuation of 22 homes.
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