DOT Probe Into Yellowstone Oil Spill Too Slow: Senator

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT) -- Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., told a top U.S. Department of Transportation official on Wednesday he believed the agency was dragging its feet on investigating the cause of an ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. ruptured pipeline that leaked oil into the Yellowstone River.

“I urge you to devote a lot of attention to finding out what went wrong as quickly as you can. Don't let's drag this out,” Baucus told Cynthia Quarterman, administrator of the DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, at a Senate hearing. “I'm not satisfied...
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