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Pipeline Spills

Canadian Pipeline Incidents Have Doubled In The Past Decade

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Oct 28 (Reuters) - The rate of safety-related incidents on federally regulated pipelines in Canada doubled over the last decade, while the rate of r...

Kate Sheppard

Pipeline Regulators Spent More Time With Industry Than On Oil Spills (REPORT)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Oil Boom Produces Another Spill

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil boom is alive and kicking in North Dakota where fracking has opened up huge new reserves of oil trapped in shale. Apparently oil spills are also kicking up a bit of a kerfuffle in North Dakota.

Fossil Fuel Collateral Damage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

It seems fairly certain that as long as we gulp down barrels and barrels of oil each day, we are going to have pipelines and pipeline spills. There is a solution, admittedly not an easy one: get off the gasoline kick.

Cheap Gasoline No Christmas Miracle

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

If gasoline prices for this December are at their lowest levels since last December, perhaps it's a reflection of normal activity in the refinery market following a very volatile year.

Michigan Pipeline Spill Requires More Cleanup

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday told Enbridge Inc. that the pipeline company's massive 2010 oil spill i...

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?

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...

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...

Pipeline Regulators Cite Two Dozen Safety Violations by Enbridge in Kalamazoo Tar Sands Spill

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Anthony Swift

The federal investigation of the Kalamazoo tar sands spills clearly shows that the most expensive pipeline accident in U.S. history could have and should have been prevented.

Feds Release MI Oil Spill Investigation Documents

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials have released photographs and 5,000 pages of documents related to the pipeline rupture in southwestern Mich...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: A Tar Sands Folly?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The U.S. State Department is in the rare position of having to decide on an environmental issue. Hillary Clinton is in the tar sands hot seat. Is she asking the right questions?