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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota. Crosby, Texas, Chemical Plant Explodes Twice, Arkema Group Says - NBC News. CROSBY, Texas — A flooded chemical plant near Houston exploded twice early Thursday, sending a plume of smoke into the air and triggering a fire that the firm plans to let "burn itself out.

Crosby, Texas, Chemical Plant Explodes Twice, Arkema Group Says - NBC News

" Arkema Group, one of the world's largest chemical companies, had warned Wednesday that the plant would catch fire and explode at some point — adding that there was nothing to stop it. The plant in Crosby, Texas — about 20 miles northeast of Houston — was inundated by more than 40 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey and has been without electricity since Sunday. Arkema spokesman Jeff Carr said the chemicals being released into the air are not dangerous to people, although smoke — similar to that of a large campfire — may affect some.

He added that because the facility's grounds and those living within 1½ miles of the plant were evacuated as rains from Harvey swamped the region this week, the explosions themselves shouldn't harm anyone. Nearly 140,000 gallons of diesel mix spill from broken pipeline in Iowa. 30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Spills, Mapped. The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Spills, Mapped

The increasingly brutal police response to protests over the construction of The Dakota Access Pipeline has pushed the debate over the safety of oil infrastructure into the national spotlight. From the beginning of their anti-pipeline organizing, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has voiced their concerns about the environmental impact of the project, pointing to the fact that an earlier proposal for the pipeline route was rejected due to concerns over potential contamination of Bismarck, North Dakota’s water supply.

America’s Dangerous Pipelines. A new analysis of oil and gas pipeline safety in the United States reveals a troubling history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths.

America’s Dangerous Pipelines

This time-lapse video shows pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013, relying on publicly available data from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Comments. Deborah Costanza Too many areas across this planet have been destroyed for greed and power and the only way it stops is if the whole world wakes up and stands up and bands together, across borders, cultures and beliefs this is the only way.


This time we can't allow the powers that be to win. This time this information and all like it be it happening in another country or here, it must be exposed. I have posted about other tribes in other parts of the world being killed or destroyed for greed. I will continue to do so because it is a human beings moral right to do so. 300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, reports UNICEF / Boing Boing. “Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines” UNICEF said today, in releasing a new report on how air pollution around the world affects our most vulnerable.

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, reports UNICEF / Boing Boing

Snip from the UNICEF announcement: Clear the Air for Children uses satellite imagery to show for the first time how many children are exposed to outdoor pollution that exceeds global guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), and where they live across the globe. The findings come a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, where UNICEF is calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries. North Dakota oil well spewing after weekend blowout. M.truthdig. A monument to the oil pipeline in Cushing, Okla.


(Roy Luck / CC 2.0) Underscoring once again the dangers of America’s unreliable fossil fuel infrastructure, a significant U.S. oil pipeline has been shut down after a leak was reported Monday morning. Enterprise Products Partners said Monday it had shut its Seaway Crude Pipeline, a 400,000-barrel per day conduit that transports crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries. The leak occurred Sunday night in an industrial area of Cushing.

The company did not provide an estimate of the volume spilled, but said there was no danger to the public. CLF Files First-in-Nation Lawsuit Over ExxonMobil Climate Cover-Up. Media Contact:Josh (617) 850-1709 Argues decades of deceit put Massachusetts communities in harm’s way September 29, 2016 (BOSTON, MA) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a lawsuit today against ExxonMobil for its endangerment of communities along the Mystic River – the first lawsuit of its kind in the nation since revelations last year about the corporation’s decades-long campaign to discredit climate science.

CLF Files First-in-Nation Lawsuit Over ExxonMobil Climate Cover-Up

Today’s filing comes several months after CLF submitted a formal letter of intent to sue ExxonMobil, a development that was announced at a press conference in May. The suit focuses on Exxon’s violations of both the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), laws designed to protect the health and safety of waterfront communities in the face of climate change. Benicia nixes Valero plan to run crude oil trains through Sacramento, Davis, Roseville. The Benicia City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a controversial plan by the Valero Refining Co. to ship crude oil aboard trains through Sacramento and other Northern California cities to its bayside refinery.

Benicia nixes Valero plan to run crude oil trains through Sacramento, Davis, Roseville

The 5-0 vote, taken after four years of bitter debate, represents a victory for environmentalists and offers relief to Sacramento-area leaders who said the oil trains would put local residents and habitat at risk of a catastrophic oil spill and fire. The Valero proposal, if approved, would have sent up to two 50-car crude oil trains rolling daily through Roseville, downtown Sacramento, Davis and other rail cities, as well as through the Feather River Canyon. Sinkhole Leaks More Than 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water into Florida Aquifer. Track :Presets : Aa Font :Edge :

Sinkhole Leaks More Than 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water into Florida Aquifer

Authorities will temporarily halt construction of pipeline near lake sacred to Standing Rock Sioux. Federal authorities said Friday they will temporarily halt construction of a controversial oil pipeline near a lake regarded as sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux, heading off an immediate confrontation in a tense standoff in North Dakota that has drawn hundreds of tribes from across the country.

Authorities will temporarily halt construction of pipeline near lake sacred to Standing Rock Sioux

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moved to suspend further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Lake Oahe along the Missouri River, even though a federal judge on Friday rebuffed the tribe’s request to order the halt. “Construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two other federal departments said in a statement shortly after U.S.

District Judge James E. SoCalGas under fire for handling of latest leak as residents protest. Lack of public disclosure by the Southern California Gas Co. about a weekend leak at its Aliso Canyon storage facility sparked criticism Thursday from local officials. A leaking pipeline was discovered during a “routine inspection” Saturday and repaired by Sunday, company spokeswoman Melissa Bailey said. •RELATED STORY: New gas leak above Porter Ranch quickly fixed amid calls to shut wells down The company notified local and state agencies but not the public, Bailey said. Up to 210,000 Gallons of Oil Spills From California Pipeline. Up to 210,000 Gallons of Oil Spills From California Pipeline. Texas Officials Have Photos of Flood-Related Oil Spills, but No Record of Any Response. AUSTIN — At the direction of state emergency managers, the Texas Civil Air Patrol took scores of photos of massive spills from oil wells and fracking sites during last year's flooding of the Lower Trinity River.

Yet the state agency in charge of responding appears to have no record of them in its spill database. The deficiency raises questions about whether state officials have any knowledge of the quantities and types of toxic substances that have flowed in recent years into the Trinity, as well as the Pecos, Red, Sabine and Colorado rivers, where energy-production sites have sprouted rapidly. To scientists and environmentalists, the apparent lack of record keeping is unacceptable. "If you're making money off of a natural resource that I technically own part of, I want to know what you're doing," said Meredith Miller, senior program coordinator at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University in San Marcos. Massive Spills No Records. Scientists Just Pinpointed Another Example Of Fracking's Environmental Impact.

A dumping site for fracking fluids long suspected to be leaching into Wolf Creek, a West Virginia waterway with ties to a county’s water supply, has indeed contaminated the creek with multiple chemicals, a new U.S. Geological Survey study has found. The “study demonstrates definitively that the stream is being impacted by [unconventional oil and gas extraction] wastewaters,” Denise Akob, USGS scientist and lead author of the study, told ThinkProgress. Unconventional oil and gas extraction refers to the many processes that involve hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. "No Safe Pipelines": TransCanada Admits Keystone Spill Bigger than First Claimed. The oil spill that shut down a portion of the Keystone 1 pipeline in South Dakota last weekend is much bigger than initially estimated, TransCanada admitted on Thursday—almost 100 times bigger, in fact.

The fossil fuel company said the "potential volume" of the spill in Freeman, discovered by a passerby on Saturday, was about 18,600 gallons, or 400 barrels. That estimate comes just days after TransCanada initially claimed the spill totaled about 187 gallons, or approximately 4.5 barrels. "The fact that the damage is even bigger than first reported proves: there is no such thing as a safe pipeline," Lindsay Meiman, communications coordinator for the climate group, told Common Dreams. "The only safe place for fossil fuels is in the ground. "

TransCanada says 400 barrels of oil released near Keystone. CALGARY, Alberta, April 8 (UPI) -- Pipeline company TransCanada said about 400 barrels of oil leaked near the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, far more than the company originally estimated. The company started the process of closing down its Keystone oil pipeline after discovering oil released Saturday near a pump station in South Dakota. Initial estimates put the size of the release at about 125 barrels. Ex-coal CEO gets 1 year in prison for deadly mine blast. Massive Methane Leaks From Texas Fracking Sites Even More Significant Than Infamous Porter Ranch Gas Leak.

Feds: pipe corrosion led to Santa Barbara oil spill in May. By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press. Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks. By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town. By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river. DN! Guests. This is how toxic Flint’s water really is. Flint doctor will head team to fight health problems from Flint water crisis. FLINT, MI – The Flint doctor who first raised red flags on elevated lead levels in children will lead the fight to combat lead exposure for children and residents who were exposed to harm after the disastrous city water switch.

Dr. Leaking Methane Plume Spreading Across L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. Independent researchers reported detecting elevated methane levels as far as 8 miles from the massive, ongoing leak of natural gas from a storage site in northwestern Los Angeles. A ruptured well at Southern California Gas Co.' Probe: Exxon deficiencies found in California refinery blast. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years Ago. The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare. DN! Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak. Virginia Tech researcher accuses state health officials of "hiding" data on Flint's water. Michigan Ignored 'Conclusive Evidence' Of Flint Lead Poisoning, Researcher Says. California Has a Huge Gas Leak, and Crews Can't Stop It Yet. Derailed Wisconsin train leaks ethanol into Mississippi. Erin Brockovich accuses feds of lying about mine waste spill.

Shuttered Gold Mine In Colorado Spilling Yellow Sludge Into River, Has Now Reached New Mexico. Oil train car derails, catches fire in Tennessee. California pipeline spill came despite Texas firm's assurances. Duke Energy: Guilty of violating the Clean Water Act. 21,000 gallons of crude oil leaked near Santa Barbara County beaches. Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims. North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion. WATCH: Nebraska farmer silences oil and gas committee with invitation to drink water tainted by fracking. Illinois oil train derailment near Galena creates huge flames, 1-mile evacuation suggestion. Worries about 'explosion' at Torrance refinery; was a leak, official says. West Virginia In State Of Emergency After Massive Oil Train Explosion.

U.S. Attorney Goodwin is fighting for justice. Koch Congress Still Pushing Keystone After Four Pipeline Explosions In A Month. Pipeline Explodes In West Virginia, Sends Fireball Shooting Hundreds Of Feet ... The Spill at Dan River. Duke Energy Dan River Coal Ash Spill Updates: What We Know, What We Need To Know — Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Second crude pipeline spill in Montana wreaks havoc on Yellowstone River.

Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Spill From North Dakota Pipeline.