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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council

Steve Horn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the industry-funded Atlantic Council as a fellow at its Global Energy Center.

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...

Kate Sheppard

Exploding Trains Spark Debate Over Safety Of Shipping Crude Oil | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency that oversees pipeline and hazardous material safety in the United States issued a warning late Thursday that oil extracted f...

Federal Pipeline Regulatory Body Re-Opens Line Causing Biggest Fracked Oil Spill in US History

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A month after over 865,200 gallons of oil spilled from Tesoro Logistics' 6-inch pipeline near Tioga, North Dakota, the cause of the leak is still largely unknown to anyone but Tesoro. The pipeline resumed operations today.

Kate Sheppard

Pipeline Regulators Spent More Time With Industry Than On Oil Spills (REPORT) | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department office charged with overseeing the 2.6 million miles of pipelines in the United States is spending more ti...

Feds Say Major New York Gas Pipeline Poses Safety Risk

Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

by Nicholas Kusnetz, ProPublica A major natural gas pipeline stretching across southern New York may be at risk of rupturing and poses a safety threa...

Lucia Graves

Regulators Block Restart Of Keystone Oil Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration blocked a Canadian company from restarting its controversial oil pipeline on Friday, concluding that "continued...