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 MarkeyYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Ocasio-Cortez endorses Markey in Senate race amid speculation over Kennedy candidacy House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge MORE (D-Mass.) is seeking hearings on the spill.