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Locals doubt Exxon claim on Yellowstone oil spill's impact

The oil company Exxon Mobil faced a mixture of scepticism and outright hostility yesterday after its president claimed that no wildlife had been harmed in an accident which saw an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil spilled directly into one of the most scenic waterways in the American West.

Disaster rig owners blame BP

The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year has largely blamed oil giant BP for the disaster.