Developing Story: The tarsands spill on Saturday in Arkansas forced families to evacutae their homes. At first Exxon denied it was tarsands, tried to say its no worse than other oil. Enbridge tried this same lie in Michigan and we all know how that turned out ($1 billion later and still not cleaned up 2 years later).
This Exxon pipeline that burst and kept spewing tarsands and benzene for 45 minutes in Arkansas is a snapshot of what could happen in Fullerton or any of the small towns along the proposed TransCanada route. Here are two articles, we will post more as press and citizens report on this risk and no reward...
A picture below is one we saw on Facebook from a family that snapped the picture of tarsands in their backyard.
Update 4/1/2013: A video from a family is also below showing tarsands bubbling and gahering along the street and homes.
A few local FB pages related to the spill:
Quote from Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska:
"If Rep. Terry and Sen. Johanns spent less time patting themselves on the back for supporting a risky export pipeline made with foreign steel they, like ranchers and farmers across our state, would know just how risky this pipeline is for our land and water. We cannot afford the Keystone XL risk, even more so because we know the tarsands will be shipped overseas to countries like China. Creating 35 permanent jobs is no reward if our state's clean water is put at risk. We are aware that the tarsands destroying Americans' homes in Arkansas might have come from TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline at a gathering hub in Illinois on it's way for the export market. If this is true, we look forward to TransCanada and Exxon both taking responsibility for the latest in a string of tarsands pollution on our country's soil and waterways. They get the reward, our families are left with all the risk. It's time for President Obama to stop the next tarsands disaster and deny Keystone XL."