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. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOvernight Regulation: FTC launches probe into Equifax | Dems propose tougher data security rules | NYC aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions | EPA to reconsider Obama coal ash rule Overnight Cybersecurity: Kaspersky to testify before House | US sanctions Iranians over cyberattacks | Equifax reveals flaw that led to hack Dems propose data security bill after Equifax hack MORE (D-Mass.) is seeking hearings on the spill.