Target: Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General
Goal: Charge Magellan Midstream Partners for a huge oil spill that has contaminated soil and contributed to environmental damage.
Roughly 140,000 gallons of diesel oil spilled from a Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline in Worth County, Iowa following the president’s orders to continue construction on two other environmentally threatening oil pipelines. Oil companies’ continued reckless pursuit of profit while sacrificing the environment cannot go unpunished. Demand this oil company be penalized for the spill.
The cause of the spill is still unknown, and crews are working to clean up the affected land by collecting the oil and discarding any soil that has been contaminated. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the oil doesn’t seem to have gotten into surface waters, but this statement is yet to be fully confirmed. The pipeline is just 200 miles from where the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline would be located.
This spill is yet another accident that shows the risks pipelines impose on the environment and people living nearby. Activists say areas affected by oil spills never fully recover.
Oil companies cannot continue to operate on a business model that damages the environment and threatens our world and water supply as we know it. Demand officials charge the oil company for this negligent spill.
Dear Mr. Miller,
Oil pipelines and their inherent risks have been a major cause of controversy lately. These pipelines continue to rupture or leak, causing irreparable damage to the environment, and sometimes even the water supply.
The leak from the Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline in your state is no different. Oil companies cannot continue to have accidents like this that permanently damage the habitats of both people and animals. I demand you penalize Magellan Midstream Partners for this dangerous spill.
[Your Name Here]
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