pipelines

Toxic and Tax Exempt: American Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Tar Sands Oil Spill Cleanup

Toxic and Tax Exempt: American Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Tar Sands Oil Spill Cleanup

Oil Change International By Erin O’Sullivan As the Obama Administration continues to ponder a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada has been assuring everyone of it’s safety. “Safety of the public and the environment is a top priority for TransCanada” their slick website reads. Any spill is deemed “unlikely.” Hardly. Last year, there were […]

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    Watch Out New England, Tar Sands Pipeline Headed Your Way

    Watch Out New England, Tar Sands Pipeline Headed Your Way

    National Wildlife Federation By Tony Iallonardo We’ve written before about Big Oil’s new playbook on tar sands: using stealth tactics to make it harder for the public to figure out what dangerous projects they have in mind and trying to pull one over on the public. Bearing locally-based labels like “Portland Pipe Line Corporation” and “Montreal Pipe […]

    Protests to Stop Minisink Compressor Station Continue

    Protests to Stop Minisink Compressor Station Continue

    Stop the Minisink Compressor Station The 16-month battle against the Minisink Compressor project in Orange County, NY, has been ramping up dramatically over the last week, and it appears to be far from over. Despite the fact that a rehearing is pending, and further litigation is imminent, Millennium Pipeline began construction of the highly contentious […]

    New Yorkers Call on Gov. Cuomo to Save Seneca Lake from LPG Fracking

    New Yorkers Call on Gov. Cuomo to Save Seneca Lake from LPG Fracking

    Gas Free Seneca Hector Clean Waters Initiative Protestors of the Inergy proposed natural gas and NGL facility lined the road with signs saying “Celebrate the Scenic Byway, No Fracking—No LPG.” Photo courtesy of Frack Action. More than 100 people and close to a dozen businesses came together to celebrate the Seneca Lake Scenic Byway today, […]

    America’s National Parks Threatened by Oil and Gas Development

    America’s National Parks Threatened by Oil and Gas Development

    Center for American Progress By Jessica Goad and Christy Goldfuss America’s national parks are undoubtedly some of our “best ideas.” They are unique places across our country where public lands are preserved for their natural, cultural or historic value, as well as for the unique contributions they provide to local and regional economies and our […]

    Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline through Ohio Raises Grave Concern

    Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline through Ohio Raises Grave Concern

    Thanks to News Channel 5’s investigator Sarah Buduson for interviewing me regarding the proposed 250-mile Nexus Gas transmission pipeline from Northeast Ohio to Canada. The pipeline would transport Utica shale gas from fields in eastern Ohio to customers in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada with possible plans of an expansion once operations begin in November […]

    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine

    Harvey Wasserman Renewable “green” energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke’s When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it. Jay is blessed with an off-beat sense of humor and a wonderful way of narrating truly earth-shattering history with aplomb and a […]

    Third Alberta Oil Spill in One Month—Totaling 26,450 Barrels

    Third Alberta Oil Spill in One Month—Totaling 26,450 Barrels

    EcoWatch To borrow a popular hockey term, Canada has scored a hat trick of the worst kind: Three major oil spills in just over one month. The culprit this time around is Enbridge, the Calgary, Alberta-based operator of the world’s longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system, situated in Canada and the U.S. On June […]

    New Animated Video Shows Dangers of Tar Sands Oil

    New Animated Video Shows Dangers of Tar Sands Oil

    Sierra Club Today the Sierra Club released The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, an animation on the dangers of tar sands crude and pipelines transporting the world’s dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada, through the U.S. The animation, created by Sierra Club Productions and featuring narration by actor Joshua Jackson (Fringe, The Skulls, Dawson’s Creek) illustrates the […]