More than 2 dozen earthquakes rumble through Arkansas in the past week

*Feeling “off”. The energy is wacky. For the time being, I opt to stick around the house. I am certainly not feeling any of these EQs, but I do find it interesting.*

The area north of Morrilton is one of four spots hit by quakes in recent days. Earthquakes have also shaken areas south of Clinton, east of Cave City and near Blytheville.

Scott Ausbrooks of the Arkansas Geological Survey says he believes the quakes east of Cave City and near Blytheville occurred naturally.

But officials aren’t sure what is causing the temblors in the other two areas.

SOURCE:

http://www.ky3.com/news/sns-ap-ar–arkansas-earthquakes-20130524,0,3405643.story

Pegasus Pipeline Ruptures In Missouri *frustrated sigh*

Via KAIT-Missouri:

The Pegasus Pipeline has ruptured again, this time along the Arkansas-Missouri state line.

ExxonMobil and Missouri officials are cleaning up an oil spill first reported Tuesday in Ripley County, Missouri. That’s 200 miles north of Mayflower, Ark., where the same pipeline burst, spilling thousands of barrels worth of oil into the North Woods subdivision.

Read more:

http://www.katv.com/story/22135448/pegasus-pipeline-ruptures-in-missouri

*This is a serious SAFETY ISSUE that Exxon needs to address. These pipelines are in woeful condition*

Missouri pipeline

Missouri Pipeline 2

 

Exxon Lies, Lies, and More Lies

Ahem.

Exxon tweeted this on April 15th, 2013:

ExxonMobil

Okay, so fast forward to today. April 22nd, 2013 via the latest Mayflower meeting:

Justin Lewis 1

Justin Lewis 2

Justin Lewis 3

So, it got into the Arkansas River? Great job, guys. Great job. Unfortunately, now every time I am on Twitter I have to see a sponsored ad from Exxon about how much they care about Arkansas. Pfft…

 

Activists claim Arkansas oil spill diverted into wetland

*Sigh…it doesn’t end. Oh, and I’d like to say hello to Exxon. They seem to like visiting my blog these days.*

Activists with the group Tar Sands Blockade published new videos on Sunday showing oil from the Arkansas pipeline rupture purportedly diverted from a residential neighborhood into a wetland area to keep it out sight and, most importantly, out of the media.

While it’s not clear if the oil was intentionally moved into the wetland, the company says it is cleaning pavement with power washing devices, which could cause some of the oil to be pushed off neighborhood streets and into other areas.

 

Read more:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/07/activists-claim-arkansas-oil-spill-diverted-into-wetland/

Some News On The Oil Spill

Once again, not getting too much information. It’s infuriating the state and the evacuees.

 

Absence of oil-spill answers straining evacuees’ patience

(subscription site)

Almost a week after an oil pipeline ruptured in a Mayflower subdivision, spilling thousands of gallons of oil, workers pushed ahead on the cleanup, dozens of residents remained evacuated, a noxious odor lingered in parts of the community, lawyers for the state and Exxon Mobil got busy, and tempers flared.

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/apr/04/absence-oil-spill-answers-straining-evacu-20130404/

 

Arkansas Attorney General McDaniel sets deadline for Exxon oil spill documents

(AP) – Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has set an April 10 deadline for ExxonMobil to produce documents connected to the company’s oil spill in Mayflower.

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/258400/2/Arkansas-AG-sets-deadline-for-Exxon-documents-

 

They keep parroting this 3,500-5000 barrel information…seriously? If the flyover vid is to be believed, which of course I do, it looks much worse.

 

 

FAA Implements Flight Restrictions over Mayflower Oil Spill

Bravo, you guys are doing great! Wonder if it is in response to this???

http://theinternetpost.net/2013/04/03/amazing-aerial-footage-of-arkansas-tar-sands-oil-spill/

 

MAYFLOWER, AR — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has placed flight restrictions on the airspace over the Mayflower oil spill.

http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext?nxd_id=650762

Full text of FAA restriction:

http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_3_8699.html

 

It is beyond frustrating. Obviously, Exxon is running the show, just like BP did. The plan is all coming together quite nicely, eh? Wildlife services takes over for the animals…nobody in or out of the neighborhood…now no flying over.

It’s deja-vu all over again.

 

Mayflower, Arkansas Oiled Animal Photos

I found these on the FB page for HAWK Center (Helping Arkansas Wild Kritters). They were working the animal response team for the oiled wildlife, but this morning it was learned that Wildlife Response Services (the ones that assisted Gulf of Mexico wildlife) will be taking over for HAWK. I’m not thrilled about it, but HAWK is probably a bit overwhelmed right now. We didn’t get a lot of photos of wildlife from WRS during the Gulf spill…it seemed a lot of stuff was suppressed. Anyhow, if you would like to help HAWK, please like them on their FB page. It can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/hawkcenter

Here are some photos of the animals, taken by HAWK. Thanks to HAWK for the work they did with the animals.

Blue Winged Teal

Blue Winged Teal

Mallard Hen 2

Mallard Hen 2

Mallard Hen 3

Mallard Hen 3

Oiled Muskrat

Oiled Muskrat

Wood Duck Hen

Wood Duck Hen