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Environmentalists Ready For Battle After Trudeau Backs Pipelines

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.29.2016 | World

OTTAWA, Nov 29 - Canada on Tuesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc’s hotly contested plan to build a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific ...

North Dakota Landowner Wins Easement Battle Against Oil Company

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The Botsfords stood their ground and today the oil company lost in an appeal to the Supreme Court of North Dakota.

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

Documents: How Big Oil Pushed to Make Dakota Access-Style Permitting a New Normal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In the two months leading up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline projec...

'Green News Report' - August 4, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.04.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New criminal charges for MI state employees in the Flint Water Crisis; $1...

Enbridge Hit With $177 Million Bill For U.S. Oil Spills

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc has agreed to pay $177 million in penalties and improved safety me...

North Dakota Landowner Continues Fight Against Big Oil

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada's Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45 thousand of $60 thousand in attorney fees.

Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogA federal court has ruled that the Enbridge Alberta Clipper (Line 67) cross-border tar sands pipeline expansion project, p...

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

Steve Horn | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.

Farmer Won't Sell Easement So Enbridge Oil Is Suing

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The disruptive phone calls came at dinnertime, and were not the usual telemarketing solicitations. The caller identified as a representative from a multinational oil company that wanted to run a 24-inch pipeline through farmland owned by James and Krista Botsford.

Loving Water and Not Oil Means Standing for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says tribes have a duty to protect "Unci Maka" for seven generations.

Why We Must Remember The Kalamazoo Oil Spill

Michael Brune | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

When we know that we can build an economy based on clean energy, why would we choose to continue to expand our use of the dirtiest and most dangerous fuels?

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

Samantha Lachman

This Aging Oil Pipeline Is In Great Lakes' 'Worst Possible Place' For A Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Environmental activists say Michigan’s tourism slogan -- “Pure Michigan” -- may no longer be accurate unless the state takes stronger action to ...

Emails: How the Obama Administration Secretly Approved Expanding Piece of Enbridge's "Keystone XL Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
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Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog has obtained dozens of emails that lend an inside view of how the U.S. State Department secretly handed Enbridge a permit to expand the capacity of its U.S.-Canada border-crossing Alberta Clipper pipeline.

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Enbridge Search for an Indian Whisperer Is a Pipeline Dream

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"Enbridge Desperately Seeking Indian Whisperer" is a gentle, humorous approach to a very serious threat to Native culture. The filmmakers pulled off a coup that reveals a side of Indian humor that most whites never see.

Tar Sands End Runs

Michael Brune | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

There's no good reason to support Canadian tar sands expansion, much less allow more dirty tar sands oil into our country. Even though everything about tar sands oil is destructive, dirty, and dangerous, oil companies (and their champions on the Hill) are determined to bring as much of it as they can across our border, even if it means bending, breaking, or changing the rules.

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Second Canadian Company Completing Tar-Sands Pipeline into the U.S.

Lou Dubose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Lou Dubose

TransCanada's fight, and the Keystone XL pipeline, might be moot -- along with the campaign that brought together a broad coalition of environmental groups working to block the project and contain the import of tar-sands oil.

Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

New Technology Could End the Debate Over Pipeline Safety

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Investor Call: Enbridge's Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In a recent quarter two call for investors, Enbridge Inc executives said the company's "Keystone XL" clone -- the combination of the Flanagan South and Seaway Twin pipelines -- will open for business by October.