Exxon Mobil agrees to $1.6M penalty

January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm in The Dickinson Press

An oil spill crew worker for Oil Mop Emergency Response steps out of a ring of absorbent pads July 11 along a flood plain of the Yellowstone River where oil was found collected near Laurel, Mont. Exxon Mobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by this pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River, a state official said. Continue Reading