We are continuing to make progress in the cleanup in Mayflower, Arkansas. As we have shared with the community, we are committed to the cleanup and will be there until it is completed. I thought you might like to see a couple of videos we produced for the community that reinforce that commitment and highlight an area of focus – protecting native wildlife. We’re working with Wildlife Response Services, LLC to clean, rehabilitate and release wildlife impacted by the spill.
Following the regrettable pipeline spill in Mayflower on March 29, ExxonMobil has been working with federal, state and local authorities to provide frequent updates on the status of the cleanup and response operations. The Unified Command Joint Information Center has provided a daily update and has worked to respond to a wide range of inquiries about the incident. Greenpeace has raised a number of questions in a blog post entitled “14 Questions from an Oil Spill Expert.” What follows are our responses.
Yesterday a jury in a New Hampshire state court handed down a $236 million judgment against ExxonMobil over the use of the oxygenate MTBE in gasoline, the latest chapter in a story that has dragged on for 10 years. We disagree with the verdict and we plan to appeal. There are three salient facts that anyone learning about this case needs to know.
I wrote yesterday about the regrettable spill by ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. in Mayflower, Arkansas. We have apologized to the people of Mayflower and all of Arkansas and will be there until the cleanup is complete. What I thought I’d talk about today are the top five inaccuracies being spread by anti-fossil fuel activists seeking to capitalize on this unfortunate event. Here are some of the whoppers they’re pushing out on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.