US Department of Justice and Arkansas Sue Exxon Over Mayflower Oil Spill

June 24, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In March, Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in the suburban town of Mayflower , Arkansas. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of bitumen from leaked into neighborhoods and waterways from a 22-foot gash, including the nearby Lake Conway. While Exxon promised that the heavy tar sands oil would not find its way into the lake, internal emails stated that the company lied about the extent of its pollution. In response, the Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas decided to  sue Exxon earlier this month demanding $1,100-$4,300 for each barrel that made its way into the environment as well as $45,000 a day for violating state pollution storage laws. Read the rest of US Department of Justice and Arkansas Sue Exxon Over Mayflower Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arkansas , bitumen , department of environmental quality , Department of Justice , exxonmobil , lake conway , mayflower , obama administration , pegasus pipeline , rupture , spill , tar sands , transcanada        

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PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

June 24, 2013 by  
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We’ve seen our fair share of crazy crochet-wrapped objects , but this yarnbombed van by Olek might take the cake. The nimble-fingered yarntist covered the vehicle with her signature rainbow-camo print as part of Absolut Vodka’s Open Canvas event , which transformed a Brooklyn block into an interactive outdoor art exhibition this past weekend. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: absolut , absolut open canvas , Andrew Kuo , Ara Dymond , Asger Carlsen , Aurora Halal , Brooklyn , Craig Damrauer , crochet art , crocheted van , crocheting , Dev Harlan , Jonah Freeman , Joseph Montgomery , Justin Lowe , Katsu and Ryan McNamara , knitting art , Mark Nystrom , new york art , NYC art , Olek , olek the end is far , Rostarr , the end is far , Tony Cox , Valerie Hegarty , Williamsburg        

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