Arkansas Oil Spill Raises New Keystone Questions


Spilled crude oil is seen in a drainage ditch near evacuated homes near Starlite Road in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013. An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying Canadian crude oil was shut off after a rupture on Friday causing an evacuation of 22 homes. REUTERS/Jacob Slaton



A spill at an Arkansas pipeline carrying heavy Canadian oil could change the outlook for approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.

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    Emergency crews work to clean up an oil spill near Interstate 40 in Mayflower, Arkansas March 31, 2013.



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    The spill from an ExonnMobil pipeline carrying Alberta heavy oil took place in Mayflower, Arkansas, just outside Little Rock. (Source: Reuters)