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U.S. Court: Transcanada's Keystone XL Profits More Important Than Environment

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

After protestors succeeded initially in delaying Keystone XL, Big Oil has chosen a "new normal" stealth approval method: the non-transparent NWP 12.

First Photos From the Ride for Mother Earth

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

On Sunday, September 29, allies and supporters of the Ride for Mother Earth met for a drum ceremony and blessing at the Superior Wisconsin terminal of...

First Nation Riders Protest Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The National Wildlife Federation estimated that even with a shut-off time of eight minutes after a rupture, as much as 1.5 million gallons could spill from this pipeline into the Straits of Mackinac.

Is Canada's Oil Charm Offensive Yesterday's News?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The mid-term outlook for even marginal players in Canadian oil sands looks optimistic. The energy tides may be shifting, however, suggesting that while production may gain steam, Canada's heavy reliance on heavy crude may run off the rail.

Oops, Inc.: Firm With History of Cover-ups Hired to Clean up Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history, including the Exxon Valdez spill, the BP Deepwater Horizon spill, the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, and Hurricane Sandy.

13 Oil Spills in the last 30 Days (INFOGRAPHIC)

Heather Libby | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Heather Libby

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Bay Area Protests Welcome President Obama + Send Clear Message on Keystone XL Pipeline: NO!

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Mass demonstrations welcomed President Obama to the Bay Area today and sent him a clear message on the Keystone XL Pipeline: Just say NO!

Canadian Pipeline Still Viable, Despite Opposition

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

OTTAWA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Proponents of the planned Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to Canada's West Coast can still carry the da...

Pipeline Leak-Detection Systems Miss 19 Out of 20 spills

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

What does that mean for tar sands pipelines like Keystone XL and Northern Gateway?

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Weren't the Only Reason to Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Expansion This Summer

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.24.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The fact that tar sands pipelines are not in our national interest becomes clearer by the day.

Bad News for Pipelines, Good News for Rail

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Though in terms of volume, pipeline transportation has proved its merit, the move by BP in the Bakken formation suggests rail transit remains a viable option for the industry.

U.S. To Allow Restart Of Wisconsin Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

* Enbridge agreed to a series of safety measures * Enbridge to conduct additional air and foot patrols * Govt had questi...

With More Spills, Pipeline Companies Face Greater Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

(Updates throughout to reflect the restart of the pipeline) By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Conditions pl...

Private Profit, Public Risk

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

Strong regulations and proper enforcement can prevent disasters from happening. The cost of regulatory compliance should be born by the companies engaging in these activities and not by the public.

Feds Block Enbridge From Re-Opening Wisconsin Pipeline

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An energy transportation company can't reopen a pipeline that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil in Wisconsin la...

WATCH: It's Time to Break Up With the Keystone XL

Heather Libby | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Heather Libby

Pipeline companies like Transcanada, Enbridge, Shell and Kinder Morgan remind me of guys who just won't take no for an answer. They're going to keep coming back no matter what we tell them, unless we cut them off for good.

Enbridge Spill Provides Fodder For Keystone XL Critics

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

* Environment groups ask for more climate, safety analysis * Comment period on scope of review closes Monday * Industry:...

Enbridge To Repair Leaky Wisconsin Oil Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green

* Enbridge tentatively plans to install new pipe on Monday * Estimates 1,200 barrels spilled from Line 14 * No restart e...

Remember Kalamazoo -- and Fight for a Tar Sands-Free Future

Erich Pica | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

The very nature of tar sands -- heavy and abrasive -- points to why tar sands pipelines have an abysmal safety record. But a drastically increased likelihood of spills is only where the problems begin.

Kalamazoo River Spill: Two Years Later and the Tar Sands Mess in Michigan Still Looks Ugly

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The Kalamazoo River spill undercuts all the safety claims about speedy response (it took them more than 17 hours to shut the pipeline down) and leak detection (the spill was identified by a staffer from a natural gas utility in Michigan).

We Are the Kalamazoo

Michael Brune | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

On July 25, 2010, an oil company spilled more than a million gallons of toxic tar sands crude just a few miles from Susan Connolly's house. As the spill spread, they could smell the fumes. But it wasn't until later that night that they realized something was seriously wrong

Government Investigation Provides Damning Picture of the Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heard the major findings of its two-year investigation of the Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill, which released more than a million gallons of corrosive tar sands into the Kalamazoo River watershed in July 2010.

NTSB: Enbridge's Neglect Of Pipeline Cracks, Slow Response Caused Huge Oil Spill

AP | JOHN FLESHER and DAVID RUNK | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

DETROIT — The Canadian operator of an oil pipeline that ruptured in southwestern Michigan two years ago, causing the most expensive onshore spil...

Feds To Reveal Cause Of The 2010 Michigan Oil Spill

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

DETROIT (AP) — Federal investigators say a Canadian company's neglect of cracks in one of its oil pipelines and slow response to a 2010 rupture in s...

Alarm Raised About Potential Tar Sands Pipeline

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the fight continuing over a proposed tar sands pipeline through the Midwest, environmental groups are raising an alarm t...