Exxon Mobil Sued by Landowners over Oil Spill


Roughly three months after a leak in an Exxon Mobil pipeline caused oil to spill into the Yellowstone River, a class action lawsuit has been filed by Billings attorney Cliff Edwards on behalf of eight landowners.  The damaged property is scattered from just after the spill sight near Laurel to right at Worden.

Attorney Cliff Edwards spoke with Northern Ag Network shortly after the filing and gave us the “long story short.”

Cliff says that they are now moving from Exxon Mobil executives and their insurance adjustors telling landowners what they’re going to pay to a jury of Montana telling the company what they’re going to pay.

Cliff says they’d known that the pipe was exposed and didn’t do anything about it.

As a result of the July oil spill, an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil entered the Yellowstone River.

© Northern Ag Network 2011

Haylie Shipp


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