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If you were affected by the Montana oil spill? You have legal options.
Over Fourth of July weekend in Laurel, Montana, a pipeline ruptured spilling oil into the Yellowstone River. The rupture began in the 69 mile Exxon Silvertip pipeline—buried only 5 to 8 feet beneath the Yellowstone—that carried crude oil from oil fields near the Wyoming-Montana border to a refinery in Billings. (1) The ruptured pipe released a thousand barrels—or 42,000 gallons—of crude oil into the Yellowstone. (2)
Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help You
Whether you make your living from a business that requires uncontaminated water (such as farming, ranching, or fishing), or you are a resident who has been sickened or displaced by the spill, you do not have suffer the consequences of Exxon Mobil's spill. You can seek compensation for your losses and file a Montana Oil Spill lawsuit, and protect yourself from physical and financial harm.
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping communities regroup after environmental disasters. We were there to help the people affected by the Gulf oil spill, and we will do the same for you.
Robin Greenwald, head of our Environmental Unit, has extensive experience working with communities looking to regroup after their towns have been devasted by oil spills and other types oil pollution. During her time at the Department of Justice, she helped people affected by the Exxon Bayway ruptured pipeline, and the Colonial Pipeline burst in Greensboro. She is currently serving on the BP Plaintiff Steering Committee, and working as liason council against Exxon Mobil and other petroleum companies in the MTBE litigation.
We want to hear your story. How has the Exxon Mobil oil spill in Montana affected your life? Simply fill out the form on this page, and we will contact you.
Why the Montana oil spill is dangerous for ranchers, farmers, and riverside towns:
For a riverside ecosystem, a thousand barrels of crude oil is as devastating as the millions of gallons of oil in the BP oil spill off the Gulf Coast in 2010, or the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill. Crude oil is toxic to aquatic life forms, and to animals who would try to graze contaminated grass or drink tainted water. Hunting, fishing, and raising livestock are vitally important to Montana. An oil spill like this Fourth of July's puts the state's environment, economy, and quality of life in peril.
The Montana oil spill was not only dangerous for wildlife. Between 200 and 300 residents near Laurel were evacuated for a time late Friday (July 1st) and early Saturday because of the leak's dizzying odor. (3) Though people were allowed to return home Saturday, some opted to stay away because of the noxious fumes and other health risks of exposure to crude oil.
If you have been displaced, put out of work, sickened, or otherwise harmed by the recent Montana oil spill, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. By filling out a form on this site or calling 1-800-476-6070, you will receive a free legal consultation from Weitz & Luxenberg, a law firm with experience helping residents protect themselves from the economic and environmental disasters that follow disasters like the Laurel, Montana oil spill.
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