LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a request to Exxon Mobil on Thursday to produce inspection reports, investigative reports and additional information related to its Pegasus pipeline rupture and subsequent oil spill in Mayflower.
McDaniel gave Exxon until Wednesday to comply with a subpoena he issued earlier this week.
"The people of Arkansas deserve a full explanation from Exxon about how this incident occurred and the extent of damages to private property and to our state's natural resources," McDaniel said.
"My office is determined to get that explanation through our investigation because, at the moment, we still have many more questions than we do answers."
McDaniel and his staff members visited the Mayflower neighborhood most impacted by the spill on Wednesday. He expressed concern about the limited information Exxon provided his office and the people of Arkansas about the incident.
Under Arkansas law, McDaniel has the authority to issue subpoenas when the interests of Arkansas are involved or may be involved in an incident.
McDaniel's subpoena demands investigative reports, inspection reports, videos, photos or any other data related to the Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas and the oil spill.
The subpoena also requests photos, videos, testing or sample reports and any other data related to the integrity of the pipeline prior to March 29, and all reports and data related to the repair or replacement of the portion of the pipeline in Mayflower that created, caused or contributed to the spill.