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 MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeySenate set to bypass Iran fight amid growing tensions Young activists press for change in 2020 election Hillicon Valley: House panel advances election security bill | GOP senator targets YouTube with bill on child exploitation | Hicks told Congress Trump camp felt 'relief' after release of Clinton docs | Commerce blacklists five Chinese tech groups MORE (D-Mass.) is seeking hearings on the spill.