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Several weeks after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline gushed at least 500,000 gallons of tar sands crude and water into the Arkansas community of Mayflower, many of the evacuated families still can’t return to their homes.

Sierra Club organizer Glen Hooks, who grew up about 20 miles southeast of this disaster site, recently attended a meeting for the displaced families at Mayflower High School. “I had to really stare down some ExxonMobil goons who told me to leave because it was a private meeting,” he said. “I politely explained that it was a meeting in a public building about a public subject with numerous public officials in attendance, and that I was planning to stay.”

During the Mayflower meeting, Hooks listened as an ExxonMobil executive apologized to the families and said that the focus was on safety and helping the homeowners. “The meeting then moved into a phase where ExxonMobil met with individual family members about their claims in a side room guarded by no fewer than six uniformed police officers.”

Read more important information here:  http://www.nationofchange.org/exxonmobil-s-mayflower-mess-1366557651

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Now how safe do you think TransCanada‘s Keystone XL Pipeline is?  Pigs, or motorized detection units, were run through the pipeline before it was buried to ensure no leaks.  However, TransCanada turned off the hole sensors in these Pigs while testing them!  Why?  Because these new pipes leak like sieves!  How many more disasters must we have before we rise up, and say “Enough Is Enough!”  Corporate pimps like ExxonMobil and TransCanada are ruining our environment to export their extremely toxic tar sands oil down through Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for shipment off to China to use!  Our government whores are allowing one environmental catastrophe after another to take place, so their oil industry pimps can pay them off while we suffer the consequences!  China is now admitting to having “cancer villages” due to the massive pollution from burning fossil fuels from the U.S. and Canada!  How many people have to die before we kill off the real culprit in all of this mess, GREED?!

John E Loeffler – Fountain City, Wisconsin

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