Over 1,000 barrels of liquid crude oil spilled into Montana's Yellowstone river this July which lead to a fun holiday weekend for residents of Yellowstone who were quickly evacuated. This was quickly prompted by a quick "Sorry" from officials from ExxonMobil. It would appear you can repeat the same actions over and over just as long you give a quick sorry afterwords. Just make sure you have the resources to clean up such a spill. It would seem it is easier to clean up an oil spill, rather than to fix the issue from happening again. At least this would show to be the strategy of ExxonMobil.
Yellowstone is a must see in America. As Yellowstone is one of the most spectacular places to see nature and beauty up close and personal. Just watch out for the oil slicks. To me this attitude is completely irrational and very upsetting. Well it was only an oil spill in the Yellowstone River, not on the land. This is what these people from these big oil companies such as ExxonMobil say. So when your walking around Yellowstone observing the beautiful Bison do not worry about where these creatures replenish their thirst.
If we were to think about such things we might start to get a little angry at oil companies like ExxonMobil. Also do not wonder about the fish that Omnivores such as bears eat. This is apparently the attitude of the people at ExxonMobil, as well the attitude they expect the residents of Yellowstone and the greater world to have.
If there was any other attitude these Yellowstone River oil spills would have stopped years ago. However year after year we hear about a new pipe bursting or an oil rig exploding, or a oil tanker sinking, and so on and so on. It is just one oil disaster after another these days. The question is how much more can this beautiful planet take?
Known oil spills at Yellowstone.
August 29, 2006 Old Faithful Lodge Oil Spill. Almost 800 gallons of heating oil spilled onto Yellowstone soil by the Old Faithful Snow Lodge.
July 1, 2011 Recent Yellowstone River Oil Spill. Over 1,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River.
Let us hope and pray that this is the last. However as long as it remains cheaper and easier for Big Oil Companies like ExxonMobil to react, rather than take a proactive approach. I highly doubt that this will be the last oil disaster in Yellowstone.