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Rep. Tim Griffin on Exxon-Mobil Housing Decision Reversal

Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin has asked Exxon-Mobil to continue housing Mayflower Oil Spill victims.
LITTLE ROCK, AR- (News Release) Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after learning that ExxonMobil has reversed its decision to terminate prematurely housing assistance for the Mayflower oil spill victims:

 

"After personally speaking with a number of impacted residents, I urged Exxon-Mobil to reverse its decision to terminate prematurely housing assistance for the Mayflower victims – families who have had their lives turned upside down and face difficult decisions on where they want to live.  Exxon officials have informed me that they are reversing course, have canceled the automatic September 1st, 2013 assistance cutoff, and pledge to work to meet the individual needs of the affected families, in response to my request yesterday.  These victims didn’t ask for this spill, and I will continue to do all that I can to make sure they’re made whole.”

 

Yesterday, Rep. Griffin sent a letter to Gary Pruessing, president of the Exxon-Mobil Pipeline Company, expressing his anger over the company’s decision to terminate the housing allowance after September 1, 2013.  In the letter, Griffin called on Exxon to “step up and fulfill its duty” to the impacted residents. 

 

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