Whistle-Blower Reveals Flawed Construction At North Dakota Gas Plants Where Massive Spill Was Downplayed

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

Two North Dakota gas processing plants in the heart of the Bakken oil fields have shown signs of an eroded safety culture and startling construction problems, according to Paul Lehto, a [...]

Did North Dakota Regulators Hide An Oil And Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

In July 2015 workers at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant, in Watford City, North Dakota, noticed a leak in a pipeline and reported a spill to the North Dakota Department of Health that [...]

Pipeline Spills More Than 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel Into Indiana River

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com  -

A pipeline spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into an Indiana river, The Associated Press reported Sunday. The affected river was St. Marys River in Decatur, which is a town of 9,500 [...]

Tribe Says Army Corps Stonewalling On Dakota Access Pipeline Report, Oil Spill Risk

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending its claim that the Dakota Access pipeline has no significant environmental impact, but it issued only a brief summary of its court-ordered [...]

Crude Oil Leaks Into Floodwaters After Train Derails In Iowa

By Staff, Apnews.com -

DOON, Iowa (AP) — A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of [...]

Enbridge Fined For Failing To Fully Inspect Pipelines After Kalamazoo Oil Spill

By David Hasemyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

The Canadian oil pipeline company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills on record has agreed to pay a $1.8 million fine for failing to thoroughly inspect its pipelines for [...]

For 15 Years, Energy Transfer Partners Pipelines Leaked An Average Of Once Every 11 Days

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

5,475 days, 527 pipeline spills: that's the math presented in a new report from environmental groups Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance examining pipelines involving Dakota [...]

Standing Rock: Dakota Access Pipeline Leak Technology Can’t Detect All Spills

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to fight the controversial project, which passes under the Missouri River just [...]

Top Pipeline Safety Official Profits From Oil Spills

By Itai Vardi, www.nationofchange.org -

By Itai Vardi for Nation of Change - A newly appointed federal regulator charged with overseeing pipeline safety personally profits from oil spill responses, a DeSmog investigation has found. [...]

As Arkema Plant Burns, 6 Things We Know About Petrochemical Risks

By Gretchen Goldman, www.blog.ucsusa.org -

By Gretchen Goldman for USCUSA - As Harvey continues to wreak havoc in the Southeast, one issue is starting to emerge as a growing threat to public health and safety: Houston’s vast oil, gas, and [...]

Court Lets Exxon Off Hook For Pipeline Spill In Arkansas Neighborhood

By Georgina Gustin, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - A federal appeals court has let ExxonMobil largely off the hook for a 2013 pipeline spill that deluged a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, with [...]

The Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Has Another Big Problem In Ohio

By Catherine Traywick, www.bloomberg.com -

By Catherine Traywick for Bloomberg - The year began with optimism for Rover. The 2016 election landed friends of Energy Transfer in high places. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was a company [...]

Dakota Access Pipeline Is Already Springing Leaks

By Alexandra Jacobo, www.nationofchange.org -

By Alexandra Jacobo for Nation of Change - The yet to be completed, controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has leaked more than 100 gallons of oil already. The pipeline sprang two separate leaks in [...]

Australian Oil Well Leaked Into Ocean For Months – But Spill Kept Secret

By Michael Slezak, www.theguardian.com -

By Michael Slezak for The Guardian - An offshore oil and gas well in Australia leaked oil continuously into the ocean for two months in 2016, releasing an estimated 10,500 litres. But the spill [...]

Dakota Pipeline Builder Under Fire For Ohio Spill: 8 Violations In 7 Weeks

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - U.S. regulators halted construction at new sites on an Ohio pipeline after several million gallons of drilling mud coated important state wetlands. Energy [...]

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