"Arkansas Tar Sands Spill Amps Up Keystone XL Debate"

"MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- An ExxonMobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada broke open in Arkansas on Friday, spilling thousands of gallons of black diluted bitumen into residential streets outside Little Rock and forcing the evacuation of 22 homes."

"The City of Mayflower recommended that 22 homes on Starlite Road and Shade Tree Lane be evacuated; all residents evacuated following notifications by the Mayflower Police Department. Sunday they were told the evacuation could last at least six days.

The Pegasus pipeline can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day of crude from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland, Texas. The pipeline has been shut in and crews are working to contain the spill. Some 120 ExxonMobil workers are responding to the incident in addition to federal, state, and local personnel."

Environment News Service had the story April 1, 2013.


"Mayflower, Arkansas Oil Spill Leaves Crude Running Through Suburban Streets (VIDEO)" (Huffington Post)

"Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Scrutiny of Pipeline Network" (Bloomberg)

"Arkansas Oil Spill Raises Scrutiny of Pipeline Network" (Associated Press)

"Neighbors Confront Exxon Officials Over Arkansas Oil Spill" (KTVH/CBS)

"WHITE HOUSE: The Arkansas Oil Spill Is Not On Obama's Radar" (Business Insider)

"Homes Evacuated After ExxonMobil Oil Pipeline Spill in Arkansas" (CBS News)

"Arkansas Oil Leak Fuels Keystone Foes" (Omaha World-Herald)

"Arkansas' Oil Spill Stirs Opposition to the Keystone Pipeline" (National Journal)

Source: ENS, 04/02/2013