KUAR reports on Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr‘s visit to Mayflower, where he toured cleanup efforts with Mayor Randy Holland.
They say questions persist — like what caused the pipeline to rupture — but both officials seem to echo a sentiment common among many local officials and even some residents who don’t live in the immediate area of the spill: That the area is actually more desirable than it was before the spill and that Exxon has been cooperative.
“To me the clean-up looks like they’ve done a good job. But I didn’t just do that from my visual. I did that from speaking to the mayor, hearing his opinions, local businesses, and also local citizens that they’ve kind of made this area even better than what it was before. I definitely think there’s some unanswered questions, but as far as the clean-up goes it looks like that’s been pretty well taken care of,” says Darr.