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Oil Is the New Fur

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The news this week on the Fort Berthold Reservation was not good. One million gallons of brine from fracking operations spilled in an 8,240 feet long flow down a ravine near Bear Den Bay and Lake Sakakawea.

This Is How An Oil Spill Could Cause Disaster For The Great Lakes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

A pipeline beneath an environmentally sensitive shipping channel would have disastrous consequences for the Great Lakes if it ruptured, according to a...

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

Silent Coup: How Enbridge Is Quietly Cloning the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogWhile the debate over the TransCanada Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has raged on for over half a decade, pipeline giant E...

BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill: Did Tar Sands Spill Into the Great Lake?

Steve Horn | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With a drinking water source for seven million people at stake, this "tar sands name game" is one with high stakes indeed.

Ashley Woods

These Women Face Prison For Protesting An Oil Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

Three women each face up to two years in prison for protesting the replacement of an oil pipeline in western Michigan responsible for the biggest inla...

Review Group Urges Canada To Build Controversial Oil Pipeline

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

By Scott Haggett and Julie Gordon CALGARY/VANCOUVER, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canadian regulators urged the government to approve the countr...

Open Letter to Obama: Mr. President, Wake the Frack Up

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

The buttes are no longer the biggest draw to the region; they are instead a witness to some of the worst devastation our country has ever seen.

Report: Canada Must Do More To Engage Aboriginals

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada must do more to build trust with aboriginal communities to win their support for ...

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half

Steve Horn | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

That 600-mile long, 600,000 barrels per day proposed line runs from Flanagan, Illinois - located in the north central part of the state -- down to Cushing, Oklahoma, dubbed the "pipeline crossroads of the world."

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 08.28.2016 | 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.

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.