From Steve Horn:

Fresh new discovery on DeSmogBlog hot off the press!

In a nutshell: ExxonMobil “Aviation Advisor” Tom Suhrhoff is overseeing the FAA no fly zone being imposed in Mayweather, Arkansas—not even the federal government that’s actually supposed to be imposing and overseeing it.

In other words, as Inside Climate News pointed out in an earlier story, they’re running the show in Mayweather, just as happened with the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf almost three years ago.

Check out our piece excerpted below and pass it along far and wide. Cross-posts welcome, of course, but please direct link back to DeSmogBlog.

Exxon’s Unfriendly Skies: Why Does Exxon Control the No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had a “no fly zone” in place in Mayflower, Arkansas since April 1 at 2:12 PM and will be in place “until further notice,” according to the FAA website and it’s being overseen by ExxonMobil itself. In other words, any media or independent observers who want to witness the tar sands spill disaster have to ask Exxon’s permission.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette revealed that the FAA site noted earlier today that “only relief aircraft operations under direction of Tom Suhrhoff” were allowed within the designated no fly zone.

Suhrhoff is not an FAA employee: he works for ExxonMobil as an “Aviation Advisor” and formerly worked as a U.S. Army pilot for 24 years, according to his LinkedIn page.

Read more.

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From Lee Camp:

The FAA [i.e., Exxon] has now made the air over the Arkansas oil spill a no-fly zone, which means the fumes are dangerous to aircraft. What do you think those fumes do to humans? Here again is the shocking aerial footage of the spill (which 1,000 people watched each hour since it was posted).



One Comment to “No-fly zone over Arkansas! Exxon controls the skies over tar sands oil spill (2)”

  • I find the smart ass comments over the video pretty moronic for such a serious event.

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