Media Grounded: No-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill to censor news coverage?

Arkansas Tar Sands Oil Spill

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RussiaToday·Apr 4, 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has imposed an indefinite no-fly zone over an area in Arkansas recently affected by an oil spill. It’s sparked concern that the Exxon Mobil oil company may be trying to keep the TV cameras away from the scene. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.


What They Don’t Want You To Know About The AR Oil Spill & Tar Sands Pipeline – MOC #220

LeeCamp2·Apr 4, 2013

One of largest tar sands oil spills has taken place in a small town in Arkansas. Exxon has gotten the FAA to declare it a no-fly zone, and they’ll be the first to tell you it’s not “oil” but instead a toxic substance called “bitumen.” This is the smallest of what we’ll see if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved by Obama.


Sand Spill: Exxon off hook as US law says no ‘oil’ contamination in Arkansas

RussiaToday·Apr 3, 2013

The central Arkansas spill caused by Exxon’s aging Pegasus pipeline has reportedly unleashed 10,000 barrels of Canadian heavy crude – but a technicality says it’s not oil, letting the energy giant off the hook from paying into a national cleanup fund.

Chris Harrell – whose home was affected by the Pegasus pipeline spill – told RT that some people didn’t even know the pipeline existed.


AMAZING Aerial Footage of Arkansas Tar Sands Oil Spill!

LeeCamp2·Apr 2, 2013

Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have flooded some of the streets and yards of Mayflower, Arkansas. The Exxon tar sands oil spill is small taste of what we would see if the Keystone XL Pipeline is approved. The media is largely being kept away from this spill. In the video you can see that Exxon’s plan to clean it up consists mostly of hoses and paper towels.


Updated April 6, 2013

Mayflower oil spill disaster zone in Arkansas

RussiaToday·Apr 6, 2013

While the cleanup operation has entered its second week, there is still a lack of footage coming from the disaster zone. Nevertheless, Mayflower resident Chris Harrell, who’s been in close contact with RT during the days following the accident, has provided a rare video of the cleanup effort. The film, shot on Thursday, shows muddied tarps strewn out across the streets where 22 homes were evacuated after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured last week.


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6 thoughts on “Media Grounded: No-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill to censor news coverage?

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  5. This is just unspeakably scandalous ecocide ~ an obscenity compounded by duplicitous “corporate correctness” that is now the media norm.

    Sue them, sue Exxon, the Kochs, sue them all! including Canada’s tar-sands mafia!

    We should call upon a legion of environmental lawyers to volunteer to take these vile covetous beasts to task, sue their little plastic asses and all the relevant government agencies, fine them until they are bankrupt to protect our mutually shared planetary interests in the name of security ~ real security, in defense of the global commons, public health and self-determination.


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