Tag: EIS

Oil Leak in Oklahoma

4/24/2017 Okla. Few details available, relying on local news– for the story. State and federal agencies are investigating what caused a crude oil pipeline to leak thousands of gallons of oil onto surrounding farmland in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. According to a Report HERE – A farmer was told that the oil is “Good for the soil”…

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Report: Standing Rock Reason to Worry

Pipeline proponents have always claimed that pipelines are much safer than tankers or trains. But as a report reveals, the majority of Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco’s reported spills (51 percent) were specifically linked to pipelines. TYPE OF ACCIDENT and % of total NUMBER Pipeline (51%) 35 Fixed location (36%) 25 Storage tank (10%) 7 Mobile (3%) 2 TOTAL reported spills 2015-2016 69 According to a…

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ETP Spills 2M Gallons Waste –

2 Million Gallons Spill and you don’t know it? A new regulatory filing shows Energy Transfer’s Rover unit was notified by Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency of violations after two releases of drilling fluids, both discovered last week. They spilled 2 million gallons of toxic waste. Crews were drilling under the Tuscarawas River to create a…

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Big Energy – Big Donations

When President Donald Trump took office in January, one of his first acts was to sign an executive order that would speed up the approval of several pipelines. We wondered why this was such a priority. Today, we got a clue. Contribution records from Trump’s inaugural committee, were released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission. Energy…

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Following The Money – in General

Recently, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and Morton County Sheriff’s Department released a document explaining “Resources and costs diverted from normal operations” due to protest. In part, it shows: Days of Response Support 210 Hours of Response Support 331,721 State and Local Cost to Taxpayers (as of March 6, 2017) $38.2M Personnel (Salaries,…

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DAPL: Ok To Conceal Some DATA

Attorneys for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux didn’t get the greatest news this week. In a decision dated Friday, the U.S. District Judge James Boasberg would allow the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information. What can remain hidden? Information that the company believes…

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Senate Members: DAPL -No Permit?

Top Senate Democrats are questioning whether the builder and manager of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) had a permit to construct a controversial stretch of the project near tribal land and water sources. “We are concerned that Energy Transfer Partners or its subsidiaries might have been drilling under Lake Oahe without a permit and while…

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Va- Pipeline Opponents Get Rare Victory

ROANOKE, Va – 4/7/2017 Opponents of two controversial natural gas pipeline projects get a victory today. Many are praising a decision by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The DEQ says it will require the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to provide more information on how they will protect water quality at locations…

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Two Rivers Camp – “Pipeline Complete”

According to several sources, organizers of West Texas pipeline protests said they are closing down the largest of the camps set up to stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Reports are that the pipeline is complete. Less than 10 protesters are now left at Two Rivers, on private land near Big Bend Ranch State Park. “Yeah, we’re…

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KXL – “Not Likely to Happen”

KXL – “Not Likely to Happen” according to many lawyers that followed the DAPL crisis. Reasons for that statement to be true are adding up and just starting. (We warn, this is not reason to stop any opposition – it is not over.) At least 4 MORE federal lawsuits were filed this week seeking to…

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