The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

Cleanup from a March 29 oil pipeline leak continues in a Mayflower, Ark., neighborhood.
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Cleanup from a March 29 oil pipeline leak continues in a Mayflower, Ark., neighborhood.

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The Aftermath Of Oil Spills In Michigan And Arkansas

As the White House nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, communities in Arkansas and Michigan are still dealing with major oil spills. Diane and her guests discuss the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

In March of this year, an Exxon Mobil pipeline in Arkansas burst, spilling about 200,000 gallons of thick Canadian crude oil. Three years ago in Michigan, an Enbridge Energy pipeline ruptured. More than 840,000 gallons of oil spewed into the Kalamazoo River. Communities in both states are still dealing with the aftermath. The fear of a major oil spill is one of the reasons many environmentalists are fighting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Industry experts argue pipeline technology has improved greatly in recent years. They say Keystone will be safe and will help the U.S. economy. Diane and her guests discuss the latest news on the oil spills and the safety of shipping oil through pipelines.

Guests

Dan Frosch

reporter for The New York Times.

Andrew Black

president and CEO of Association of Oil Pipe Lines.

Anthony Swift

attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Dustin McDaniel

attorney general of Arkansas.

Richard Adams

senior vice president for operations at Enbridge Energy Partners.

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