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Montana, Exxon Mobil split over river oil spill


BILLINGS — Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has decided Exxon Mobil and the state don't make good roommates after nearly a week of working together in close quarters to clean up an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil released into the Yellowstone River.

State officials have moved out of a joint command post overseeing the response to the spill — a mess that has painted a fresh target for scorn on one of the world's largest energy companies.

AP Photo/Jim Urquhart

Cleanup workers use oil absorbent materials along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Wednesday. An Exxon Mobil p...

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