I read something that said only Federal officials are allowed to maintain and inspect these pipelines. While I'm sure Exxon has some fault in this situation, it sounds like another failure of government involvement in private business. If the government wasn't propping them up, property owners could sue the hell out of Exxon for property damages.
"I will not submit to authority of man. I'm alive, I'm awake, this is more than I can take." -Jordan Page