Montana Farmer Says Exxon Refuses to Admit Extent of Damage from Oil Spill Into Yellowstone River July 5, 2011

from Democracy Now! Audio· ·

Family farmer, Alexis Bonogofsky, didn’t get a phone call from Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company when its pipeline ruptured Friday night beneath the Yellowstone River, leaking as much as 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the water and onto neighboring land of property owners such as herself. Instead, she discovered "globs of oil" Saturday morning while checking on the flooded pastureland where she grazes her goats.



Family farmer, Alexis Bonogofsky, didn’t get a phone call from Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company when its pipeline ruptured Friday night beneath the Yellowstone River, leaking as much as 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the water and onto neighboring land of property owners such as herself. Instead, she discovered "globs of oil" Saturday morning while checking on the flooded pastureland where she grazes her goats.