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Enbridge says it consulted with regulatory agencies and communities for a year and a half to select the best route, which faces intense public opposition.
Retired first grade teacher Beth Baker-Knuttila has so much she wants to tell the Minnesota Public...
Aug 6, 2014 | Read More
Pipe from Enbridge's 6B replacement pipeline project.
After being caught on video allowing oily water to flow into a creek while it was testing its 6B pipeline, Enbridge seen agreeing to deal with officials.
Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge...
Dec 2, 2013 | Read More
Texas landowner protests construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pip
A thorough and adequate study of the impacts has not been done, a scientist says; it's a rigorous and comprehensive review, says TransCanada's CEO.
The question of how an oil spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline might affect the Ogallala...
Jan 14, 2013 | Read More
Workers examine pipe being used for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline
It would cost less than $10 million—roughly 0.2 percent of the Keystone XL's budget—to add safeguards to protect the crucial Ogallala aquifer from spills.
In 1998, activists in Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit to protect their local aquifer from a proposed...
Dec 20, 2012 | Read More
Ranchers and USDA employee at a Texas ranch affected by the 2011 drought.
'It's short-sighted. It's something that future generations may question.'
A primary concern about the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is that a leak would contaminate the...
Dec 11, 2012 | Read More
Oil exploration in North Dakota
Releases of drilling and fracking waste, which is often laced with carcinogenic chemicals, have wiped out aquatic life in streams and wetlands.
Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller's formerly quiet corner of western...
Jun 8, 2012 | Read More
Anti-fracking protestors in Ohio
In 2011, drillers pumped more than 500 million gallons of toxic fluid into Ohio's injection wells. More than half of the wastewater came from other states.
A series of earthquakes that rumbled from an oil and gas wastewater well in Ohio last year has...
May 1, 2012 | Read More
Map of Neb. with new and original KXL routes
Nebraska landowners say their primary goal to protect the region's water supply was forgotten in the focus only on the Sandhills.
It wasn't that long ago that the people of Holt County, Neb. thought they had made a real impact on...
Apr 26, 2012 | Read More
The Green River in Utah
'This is Utah's water to use as it sees fit,' says Utah nuclear executive. 'We're not taking water away from anyone.'
For more than 100 years and maybe back to the days of outlaw Butch Cassidy, water from the Green...
Apr 17, 2012 | Read More