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A landowner-turned-activist in Michigan captures a pipeline construction accident on video, and fearing damage, gets Enbridge to replace the pipe.
The view from David Gallagher's porch window should have been bucolic on that January evening. In...
Jan 21, 2014 | Read More
Natural gas operation in Piceance Basin in Colorado
Thousands of miles of 'gathering lines' are now operating at high pressure to serve fracking operations, but regulators don't even know where they are.
Thousands of miles of pipelines are being built at natural gas drilling sites throughout the nation...
Sep 26, 2013 | Read More
PHMSA has released ExxonMobil's spill response plan for the ruptured Pegasus pipeline—but most of the crucial elements have been completely redacted.
Federal regulators have released ExxonMobil's 2013 emergency response plan for the pipeline that...
Aug 20, 2013 | Read More
Spilled oil in a creek in Mayflower, Ark.
Tar sands oil poses no greater risk to pipelines, study says, but is mum on question of its relative danger to humans and the environment when spilled.
Diluted bitumen, a controversial form of heavy Canadian oil, poses no more risks to pipelines than...
Jun 26, 2013 | Read More
Oil spill cleanup on the Yellowstone River, July 2011.
Current guidelines say emergency response must be 'prompt and effective.' New report says that's not good enough.
2/5/13: This story has been updated to include information from PHMSA received after publication....
Feb 5, 2013 | Read More
Protestor in support of Michael Bishop, who's challenging TransCanada in court.
After news broke that human error caused the Enbridge oil spill and fears spread over Keystone XL, pipeline safety moved into the mainstream.
Revelations that preventable safety lapses were behind Enbridge's disastrous oil spill in Michigan...
Dec 26, 2012 | Read More
Yellow containment boom stretched across the Kalamazoo River following the Enbri
Firms have a trove of internal data on oil spills that could inform the federal study on dilbit pipeline safety, but they aren't obligated to turn it over.
A 12-member National Academies of Science study committee will reconvene in Washington this week...
Oct 22, 2012 | Read More
Line 14 deemed currently 'hazardous to life, property and the environment.' Entire 1900-mile Lakehead system under scrutiny.
Federal regulators have toughened the requirements that Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge must...
Aug 2, 2012 | Read More
Crews replace the ruptured section of the Line 14 pipeline near Grand Marsh, Wis
Enbridge won’t be allowed to reopen the line until it meets demands of federal regulators. Transportation secretary calls accident 'totally unacceptable.'
When Kristin Wettstein spotted a geyser of oil spewing from the ground in a pasture across from her...
Aug 1, 2012 | Read More
Technicians prepare the pipe before removing the ruptured section of 6B.
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...
Jul 10, 2012 | Read More