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September 17, 2021

First Comes Exxon, Then Comes God – Mayflower Arkansas hit by Tornado

Mayflower: Deadly Tornado Sweeps Through Arkansas Town That Endured ExxonMobil Tar Sands Pipeline Spill in 2013 (via Desmogblog) Mon, 2014-04-28 16:59Steve Horn On March 29, 2013, ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas, sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) pouring down the town’s streets. Now, just over a…

Photos from Oklahoma by Marcus DiPaola

Last week, friend and colleague Marcus DiPaola called in to The Shannyn Moore Show to give his report from the ground in Oklahoma in the hours after the devastating tornados hit.  You can listen to the podcast of that night’s show here. Marcus DiPaola is a photo-journalist with the Xinhua News Agency, based on the east coast You’ve probably seen his photos as he’s been published on internationally on Buzzfeed, Charlotte Observer, Latino Times, Forbes, The Star-Ledger, dozens of Chinese papers, and on The Discovery and Weather Channels. Below are a handful of heart-breaking shots he shared with us.