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Company responsible for the spill didn't know its dormant pipeline was full of oil before it leaked across a Los Angeles neighborhood.
On March 17, a Los Angeles-area oil pipeline spilled between 1,500 and 3,000 gallons of crude onto...
06/03/2014 | Read More
Regulators faced industry and political pressure to get ruptured Line 14 open. Enbridge management and safety requirements still under scrutiny.
(Update: Enbridge said on Tues. evening, Aug. 7, it restarted the Line 14.) An Enbridge pipeline...
08/07/2012 | Read More
Proposed federal rules to strengthen pipeline safety won't be in place before construction could begin on the Keystone XL or other new dilbit pipelines.
WASHINGTON—Efforts to beef up oversight of the nation's oil pipelines are progressing so slowly...
07/26/2012 | Read More
Weak federal regulations and oversight allowed the company to avoid repairing a known defect that led to the million-gallon pipeline rupture.
WASHINGTON—The most expensive oil pipeline spill in U.S. history could have been prevented if the...
07/10/2012 | Read More
Days of confusion followed the spill. Officials thought they were cleaning up ordinary crude. It was an erroneous assumption Enbridge did not correct.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2010—the day after the biggest pipeline spill of Canadian dilbit in North...
06/27/2012 | Read More
Bitumen extracted from tar sands has the consistency of peanut butter and must be diluted to flow through pipelines. And that's just the beginning.
When emergency responders rushed to Marshall, Mich. on July 26, 2010, they found that the Kalamazoo...
06/26/2012 | Read More
A quick guide to the 2010 Enbridge oil spill near Marshall, Michigan.
1969: Pipeline 6B installed. 1999: Enbridge begins carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta on...
06/26/2012 | Read More
Documents from the federal investigation into the largest spill of diluted bitumen in U.S. history point to the need for a more accurate accounting.
The 2010 pipeline spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River was far larger than the pipeline operator has...
06/11/2012 | Read More
Control room technicians 1,500 miles away didn't understand that the 16 high priority alarms that sounded were warning them of a leak.
A ruptured pipeline near Michigan's Kalamazoo River leaked oil for more than 17 hours, even as 16...
05/30/2012 | Read More
Many questions but few answers about the substance that would flow through the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
The Canadian crude oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline is either the lynchpin of U...
11/02/2011 | Read More