Exxon Threatens to Arrest Reporters after Massive Arkansas Oil Spill. {Colbert Video}

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Apr 10, 2013
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Photo: Tar Sands Blockade
Photo: Tar Sands Blockade

Something doesn’t smell right about this recent oil spill in an Arkansas neighborhood.

Was thrilled to see Colbert cover Exxon’s disaster relief, which appears to have been developed by some drunks.

Here’s the full video showing the area where Exxon pumped the spilled oil. Ugh!

The Pegasus pipeline transports 90,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day. The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline—every environmentalist’s nightmare—would carry 800,000 barrels a day. This spill is yet another reason to stop the pipeline.

Click here to make your voice count against the Keystone XL Pipeline!

The State Department’s official public comment period on Keystone XL Pipeline is now open—and it’s a crucial opportunity for us to flood them with comments.

Please read this relephant article: Why you & I should know about “Idle No More.”

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


13 Responses to “Exxon Threatens to Arrest Reporters after Massive Arkansas Oil Spill. {Colbert Video}”

  1. Jen says:

    Oil companies are AWFUL! They are just a bunch of greedy CEO's that don't want us to expand our energy capabilities.

  2. Todd says:

    Exxon was emboldened after the Supreme Court greatly reduced the settlement in the Valdez spill. They know they will once again be able to drag out any lawsuits that result from this spill and win when they appeal to the SCOTUS.

  3. Kenneth says:

    I just hope this will be stopped soon. Our environment is surely going to suffer and even be permanently damaged. The ones who will suffer in the end are the people and other species.

  4. Sally Jones says:

    OIts impossible to separate oil and potential problems, corporate greed is always the main driver, its the same with bankers. I dont know the answer but these big corporates need to start being held accountable, perhaps the bosses should get locked up when its clear they have ignored the risks?

  5. Linda V. Lewis says:

    First Nations and natives on both sides of the border are against the XL pipeline and all pipelines because where most of them will run, in Canada at least, is right through the reserves. Supporting Idle No More grassroots movement is supporting both environmental protection and native/First Nations rights!

  6. karlsaliter says:


  7. Thanks for commenting, Linda. I'll link back to your article about that. Cheers!

  8. Thanks for taking the time to check this out and leave a comment, Todd. Corporations seem to be coddled no matter what they do to hurt the environment or the economy. It's maddening. Your or I would be in prison right now.

  9. Absolutely, Kenneth. We are all going to pay for this in one way or another.

  10. Definitely, Sally. Put them behind bars. Fines are ineffective.

  11. You can say that again, Karl!

  12. Pete says:

    The only way to solve this is for Americans to stand up and fight for election reform legislation which will give the majority of Americans a bigger voice. We need to start with repelling the Supreme Court's decision on Citizen United. Until then special interest will reign supreme. You need to find out how your Congress person feels about this landmark decision and if they are doing anything about it. I'm not the biggest fan of my representative but she is working on a Constitutional Amendment and on that we see eye to eye.

    Everyone who feels strongly about how corporations have too much power needs to contact their representatives and push them to pass common sense legislation.