Griffin: Arkansans Deserve Transparency and ‘I Will Continue to Demand Nothing Less’

Sep 20, 2013 Issues: Energy, Environment

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement in response to Central Arkansas Water’s (CAW) most recent actions regarding the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline:

“I stand shoulder to shoulder with CAW: I must say that ExxonMobil's intransigence has forced CAW to take this extraordinary step in order to get ExxonMobil to address serious questions about the safety of 400,000 Arkansans’ drinking water.  As I have said throughout this disaster, Arkansans deserve transparency and openness from ExxonMobil and I will continue to demand nothing less.”

Earlier today, CAW said, in response to ExxonMobil’s continued lack of critical data, it was filing a 60-day notice, protecting its right to file suit under the federal Pipeline Safety Act and associated regulations.  Filing the notice is part of an administrative process that ensures CAW has an important option available to intervene if ExxonMobil submits a request to restart the Pegasus pipeline.