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North Dakota Oil Spill Spotlights Obama Delay on Pipeline Safety Rules

Oct 30, 2013
(Bloomberg)

Three years after an oil pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled 843,000 gallons of sludge, government regulators still haven't produced promised rules to compel operators to detect leaks.

An oil spill in North Dakota last month and the continued debate over construction of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)'s Keystone XL Pipeline have led to renewed criticism to the government's inaction on safety measures.