Fracking & Pipelines
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WHAT DO PIPELINES HAVE TO DO WITH FRACKING?

Bakken crude oil produced by fracking in the Bakken Shale formation of North Dakota is flammable, toxic, and corrosive. It has to travel through pipelines, on trains or on barges. Read more.

 

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Native American Tribe Fights Pilgrim Pipeline Plan in New Jersey - 4 New York

A potentially huge protest is shaping up against an oil pipeline through New York and New Jersey, just weeks after Native Americans won a victory over a pipeline in North Dakota....Read More.

EPA CHANGES ITS STAND ON FRACKING - Washington Post

epaarticleA new report from the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that hydraulic fracturing does have the potential to affect drinking water resources in the U.S.....Read More.

SUNOCO PIPELINE SPILLS GASOLINE NEAR PENNSYLVANIA RIVER - Fortune

littlepicThe breach occurred on a Sunoco Logistics Partners LP pipeline in the area of Gamble Township, around 100 miles (160 kms) north of Harrisburg, according to state authorities, who estimated the spill at about 1,300 barrels (55,000 gallons)....Read More.

 

DUKE STUDY FINDS A "LEGACY OF RADIOACIVITY" CONTAMINATION FROM THOUSANDS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILLS - Common Dreams

RadioSpillArtA Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused "widespread" contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals...Read More.

OREGON DERAILMENT LIKELY TO REIGNITE OIL-BY-RAIL SAFETY CONCERNS - Reuters

A Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge on Friday in the first major rail accident involving crude in a year...Read More. 

THE COST OF THE MASSIVE, 4-MONTH GAS LEAK AROUND LOS ANGELES HAS CLIMBED TO $665 MILLION - Business Insider

The gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility was the largest-known release of climate-changing methane in U.S. history, according to scientists. It spewed an estimated 107,000 tons of methane over 16 weeks.....Read More.