Baucus prods Exxon for Montana oil spill info

The Yellowstone River is a special place: it is one of America’s great rivers—the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States. As a long-time operator in the Billings area, your company knows how vital the river is to the economy and quality of life of southern Montana. The livelihood of homeowners, outfitters, sportsmen, and other businesses depend on a clean river. The river is critical habitat for species whose survival also depends on a clean river. I trust that this understanding will infuse your continuing response to the spill.

The letter states that the industry should have “zero tolerance for spills of this type.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyOPINION | Shailene Woodley: US should run on renewable energy by 2050 Dems urge 'transparent and inclusive' nuke policy review Senate confirms former Boeing VP as deputy Defense secretary MORE (D-Mass.) is seeking hearings on the spill.