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Oil - Pipelines

Sep 3 2017 - 15:15
Alison Rose Levy

Like the sections of pipe they are assembled from, pipelines with names like Algonquin, Dominion and Kinder Morgan/TCG CT Expansion are interconnected, and affect a long string of communities crisscrossing the country. The 2.5 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines frequently leak and rupture, a 2012 ProPublica investigation found.

Aug 31 2017 - 12:00
Nia Williams

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - On a sparsely populated island off the coast of the northwestern United States, more than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Westridge crude oil terminal.

Aug 30 2017 - 22:45
Dan Kraker

Three self-described "water protectors" are still in a Wisconsin jail after being arrested Tuesday for protesting an oil pipeline. The protesters temporarily stopped construction of what's known as Line 3, the oil pipeline Enbridge Energy wants to build across northern Minnesota.

It would replace an existing 50-year-old line that's still under regulatory review in Minnesota, but the company has already started work across the border.

Aug 26 2017 - 18:15
Brady Slater

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Protesters identifying themselves as water protectors shut down construction for roughly two hours on a section of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement outside Superior on Monday, Aug. 21.

The event was broadcast and shared on social media, showing vehicles carrying a few dozen protesters as they arrived at around noon to what an Enbridge spokeswoman described as a 12.5-mile segment of the new line that runs along Douglas County Road W.

Aug 24 2017 - 12:30
Kevin Loria
  • A new study of ExxonMobil documents shows the company acknowledged the reality of climate change in internal documents and academic papers, but promoted doubt about global warming in public.
  • Exxon publicly posted internal documents to show they were consistent with how they talked about warming in public.
  • A pair of Harvard researchers compared those documents to public statements from the company, and found major discrepancies.
Aug 11 2017 - 08:45
Bill McKibben
Aug 11 2017 - 08:15
Amy Smart and Lindsay Kines

The B.C. government is seeking intervenor status in a legal challenge to stop the $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project.

It also says five of eight environmental management plans the company submitted as part of the province’s environmental certificate requirements have failed to meet the threshold for First Nations consultation.

“Until these consultations are completed in a way that meets B.C.’s legal obligations, work on this project cannot proceed,” Environment Minister George Heyman said.

Work on the pipeline was scheduled to begin next month.

Jul 31 2017 - 11:00
Rick Hurd

RICHMOND — Two people were arrested Monday during an otherwise peaceful protest at the Kinder Morgan Terminal.

Jul 28 2017 - 12:00
Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya

Two Iowa-based Catholic Worker activists revealed they secretly carried out multiple acts of sabotage and arson in order to stop construction of the controversial $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. We speak with Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya about how they set fire to heavy machinery being used to construct the pipeline. They say their actions were inspired by the anti-nuclear Plowshares Movement which used nonviolent direct action to target nuclear warheads and military installations.

Jul 28 2017 - 10:30
Bruce Finley

Colorado residents opposed to oil and gas industry operations near people slammed state industry regulators Monday, demanding that they accept a court ruling that says health and safety must be protected before drilling can be done.


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