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North America’s oil pipelines vulnerable to sabotage, recent events show. All it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America’s massive oil and gas pipeline system.
For an industry increasingly reliant on gadgets such as digital sensors, infrared cameras and drones to monitor security and check for leaks, the sabotage illustrated how vulnerable pipelines are to low-tech attacks. On Tuesday, climate activists broke through fences and cut locks and chains simultaneously in several states and simply turned the pipelines off. All they had to do was twist shut giant valves on five cross-border pipelines that together can send 2.8 million barrels a day of crude to the United States from Canada – equal to about 15 per cent of daily U.S. consumption.
READ MORE: Standing Rock standoff: How the North Dakota pipeline protest sparked Native American activism. Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Easement. Sunday, January 8th, 2017 from Wisconsin Citizens Media Coop Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI P.O.
Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861. North Dakota State Environmental Watch Map. 12.20.16 U.S. DOT/PHMSA - Preliminary Environmental Assessment. FACT: 1696. The total number of incidents *reported* to the OIL & Gas Division (ND) in 2012-2013. North Dakota, this is a problem. "F" grade for transparency? Leader in Oil Spills Buys Dakota Pipeline's Energy Transfer Co. Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is set to buy its competitor Energy Transfer Partners — under fire over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline — for about US$20 billion, AP reported Monday.
Shares for both companies fell in the afternoon by 8-9 percent. Sunoco Logistics has been found to spill crude more often than any company, with more than 200 leaks since 2010, according to a Reuters analysis of government data. RELATED:Police Unleash Military-Style Assault on Standing Rock Protesters The lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sit a half mile south of the proposed route of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The tribe fears the line could destroy sacred sites during construction and that a future oil spill might pollute its drinking water. A tribal protest over the US$3.7 billion project drew broad support from other Native American nations, domestic and international environmental groups and Hollywood celebrities. PHMSA data became more detailed in 2010. Proposed 2017 Nationwide Permits. Applicants for Presidential Permits for Liquid Pipelines. PHMSA: Pipeline Operator Information Search. Pipeline Operator Information The operator information available below includes operators with hazardous liquid, gas transmission, and/or gas gathering pipelines who have submitted one or more PHMSA-required annual reports for the 2006-2015 time period.
Gas distribution assets are not currently included in these reports. A report may be accessed on a particular operator which provides basic mileage, incident, inspection, and enforcement information covering the last five years. PHMSA: Enforcement Activity. Pipeline Role: Crude Oil Spills and Health - Links to resources about chemicals, side effects, cleanup, and recovery. Overviews Return to top Health Information.
Guidance for the Disclosure of Organizational Conflict Of Interest in the Selection and Use of Third-Party Contractors in Preparation of Environmental Documents by the Department Of State. This Guidance, issued February 26, 2015, replaces the Department’s Interim Guidance for the Disclosure of Organizational Conflict of Interest in the Use of Third-Party Contractors in Preparation of Environmental Documents by the Department of State.
I. National Register for Land Use Planning (LUP) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. SD Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Record of DECISION (ROD) 09.29.15 Pipeline Safety Testimony - Government Accountability Office (GAO) Arkansas Oil Spill Sheds Light On Aging Pipeline System. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 12.18.15. The United States this week published its first EITI Report, covering the fiscal year 2013.
“The Report provides new insights into the governance and taxation of the extractive industries in the world largest oil producer”, said EITI Chair Clare Short. “The accompanying data portal has set a standard that many other EITI implementing countries might wish to emulate”. “Providing data in an open and accessible format will empower citizens, inform public discussions, and expand the scope of future revenue reporting to ensure the American people receive a fair return for the extraction of oil, gas, minerals and renewable energy on public lands and waters,” said U.S. Data on Oil, Gas, Mining Projects Often Incomplete, Missing or Inaccessible. Data on Oil, Gas, Mining Projects Often Incomplete, Missing or Inaccessible Topics: Energy and Natural Resources Related Content: Information Access, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative - EITI November 20, 2014 | By: Mia Steinle Finding data about the drilling and mining of oil, gas and minerals on public lands can be a difficult proposition, at best, and often leaves people who live and work in these areas with too little information on environmental impacts, worker safety, and company ownership and revenues, according to a survey of members of various communities across the country where extractive industry activities take place.
The government should publish data on extractive industry revenues at the lease-level, according to the 33 survey respondents. UK Survey: Public Not Clear on Difference Between Shale, Natural Gas. Europe Get short URL Extraction and the use of shale gas has declined, according to a survey conducted by the University of Nottingham.
Public favor has fallen from over 58 percent in July 2013 to just over 37 percent in October 2016. For the first time, the survey has shown that support for fracking is declining in the UK. This news comes at a pivotal time in the UK shale gas debate as horizontal drilling has just been given government approval in Lancashire. Sputnik spoke to Professor Sarah O'Hara from Nottingham University, pro-vice chancellor for education and student experience, who lead the survey. Ms. Defiant after Dakota setback, Texas company eyes pipeline through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, suffered a setback this week when the Army Corps of Engineers denied permission for the controversial $3.7 billion project to cross under a lake on the Missouri River a half-mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where a protest camp has drawn thousands of self-described "water protectors" from around the world, including hundreds of U.S. military veterans.
Announcing the decision on Sunday, the Army said alternative routes should be explored. That would mean environmental reviews that could delay construction for months or even years. Hours later, Energy Transfer Partners released a statement that decried the decision and struck a defiant tone: Indeed, Energy Transfer Partners appears to have a powerful ally in Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
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