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

Steve Horn | Posted 09.01.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

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

Jury Rejects Suit Against Oil Company After Pipeline Spill

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are los...

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

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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.

Gas Pipeline Explosion Kills Man In Texas

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

Aug 12 (Reuters) - A man died on Tuesday in an explosion in Texas involving a gas pipeline belonging to Enbridge, news website KSLA.com said. ...

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 deca...

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 ap...

Major Canadian Pipeline Report To Be Released

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

TORONTO (AP) — A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliv...

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.

Senators Want Check Of Oil Pipeline Beneath Lakes

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.12.2013 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three U.S. senators asked a federal agency Wednesday for evidence that a pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes ...

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 the...

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 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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