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Federal regulators fine ExxonMobil for Arkansas oil leak
Federal regulators fine ExxonMobil for Arkansas oil leak

WASHINGTON – Federal regulators have fined ExxonMobil $2.6 million for spilling 210,000 gallons of oil into an Arkansas subdivision and lake in  March, citing a string of safety lapses by the oil giant going back more than a decade. The penalty levied by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration last week spotlights the damage caused by a spill at a time when the Obama administration weighs allowing construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast. The fine also comes after a pipeline leak in North Dakota gushed at least 20,600 barrels of oil into a wheat field. ExxonMobil said it was disappointed with the...

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