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Oil Spill Restoration

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Restoration plans are now underway for the ExxonMobil oil spill that wreaked havoc in the Yellowstone River in July of 2011.

On Thursday, the State of Montana along with the Department of Interior and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, issued a notice of intent that they will now begin looking into ways to restore damage from the spill; a process they want ExxonMobil to pay for.

"When you kill some fish, when you kill birds, when you oil the land, you can't clean that up by putting a bunch of people on it. So there is some damage to Montana as a result of that oil spill and as a result of the cleanup," says Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park Public Information Officer, Bob Gibson.

Gibson says the state will take ExxonMobil to court if the oil company refuses to pay for the restoration research.

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