Plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline are on hold,but there are very few answers about the health risks involved in moving that kind of oil, as pipeline accidents in Michigan and Arkansas are demonstrating. WhoWhatWhy takes a look.
Public Citizen has called for a U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) investigation into its findings on quality of the pipeline.
U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin.
Friends of the Earth-U.S. (FOE) and 350.org have jointly unveiled an easily sharable graphic depicting the web of deceit surrounding the environmental review for the northern half of Transcanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.
Last week marked the third anniversary of the largest inland oil spill in US history. On July 25th, 2010 a 41-year old Enbridge pipeline in Michigan tore open spewing over three million litres of diluted tar sands bitumen or dilbit from Alberta into the Kalamazoo River and the surrounding area.
Fifty-five people were arrested in Washington during a protest Friday against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which opponents contend would encourage exploitation of Canadian oil sands and contribute to environmentally damaging climate change.
It's been a busy month for climate-related news, so I've decided to present some of it in round-up format to get the news to you more quickly.
Two major lawsuits have been filed, one of which - the class-action suit referred to as the "Lake Conway Class" - claims Exxon's spill was a massive 27,000 barrels/1.1 million gallons in size and also says this was the 14th spill of the Pegasus line in its history. The other one - lead by the EPA and the Arkansas AG - is seeking possible billions in reparations from ExxonMobil for gross violations of the Clean Water Act and other similar AR state-level laws.
The government of Canadian British Columbia has said 'No' to Enbridge's West Coast tar sands pipeline project, the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Video: Two months after Exxon's Pegasus pipeline ruptured and spewed tar sands oil into an Arkansas subdivision and nearby lake...life in Mayflower is still far from back to normal.
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