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Expanding infrastructure in the Bakken. FACT: DAPL: Satellites Capture Development of an Oil Pipeline; Growth of Protests. The Dakota Access Pipeline has remained in the headlines for weeks as demonstrators have protested its expansion through a region sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

DAPL: Satellites Capture Development of an Oil Pipeline; Growth of Protests

Locals are also concerned that the crude oil pipeline may pose a safety risk if it were to contaminate the Missouri River, which is a source of drinking water. From space, the changes are clear. Planet’s satellites have monitored the region as the pipeline has extended across the plains and demonstrators’ camps and settlements have swelled.

See how the area changes over just a few weeks: Now watch it change over three months: As the situation on the ground evolves, Planet’s constellation of earth observation satellites is monitoring this change over time, providing a valuable perspective on the speed of the pipeline’s development and the current state of protests. North Dakota State Environmental Watch Map. North Dakota, this is a problem. "F" grade for transparency? Pipeline Formal Notice Page: ND Public Service Commission. Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines. Pipeline Role: Mohawks block trains carrying oil from passing through Kahnawake - Montreal. Secretary Jewell Announces Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Plan for 2017-2022.

As required by the OCS Lands Act, a new Program—to cover the years 2017-2022—is under development.

Secretary Jewell Announces Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Plan for 2017-2022

The first step in the development process, a Request for Information (RFI), was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2014, with a 45-day comment period that was extended by 15 days and closed on August 15, 2014. The Draft Proposed Program (DPP), was the first proposal in the staged preparation process of the new Program. The DPP was published on January 29, 2015, with a 60-day comment period that closed on March 30, 2015. On March 15, 2016, the second proposal, the Proposed Program (PP), was published with a 90-day comment period that closed on June 1, 2016. On November 18, 2016, the final proposal, the Proposed Final Program (PFP), was published. The implementation of the 2017-2022 Program could have economic, social, or environmental impacts. BOEM received numerous comments on the Draft Programmatic EIS. Enbridge completes another Bakken pipeline expansion project. The Bakken Pipeline Expansion project, part of Enbridge Energy Partners LP’s efforts to increase Bakken crude takeaway capacity, is complete.

Enbridge completes another Bakken pipeline expansion project

Existing pipeline running from Berthold, N.D. to Steelman, Saskatchewan has been expanded and a new 16-inch pipeline from a new terminal near Steelman to Enbridge Pipelines Inc.’s, mainline terminal near Cromer, Manitoba, has been constructed. The project adds 145,000 barrels of oil per day capacity to the Bakken and Three Forks formation and is the third expansion effort in the last five years by Enbridge. According to Mark Maki, Enbridge Energy Partners project president, the expansion was completed on time and under budget, which according to the company was roughly $100 million. The entire expansion project totaled roughly $500 million. National Register for Land Use Planning (LUP) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. Tar Sands: When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster' Whistle-blower John Bolenbaugh wades through thick mud in the Kalamazoo River looking for leftover traces of oil from the July 2010 Enbridge tar sands pipeline spill.

Tar Sands: When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

John W. Poole/NPR An oil sheen appears along the shore of the Kalamazoo. More than 800,000 gallons of oil entered Talmadge Creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, a Lake Michigan tributary. Heavy rains caused the river to overtop existing dams and carried oil 30 miles downstream. John W. Children fish at a newly opened recreational area built by Enbridge on the Kalamazoo River. Sometime in the next few months, David Daniel probably will have to stand by and watch as bulldozers knock down his thick forest and dig up the streams he loves. His East Texas property is one of more than 1,000 in the path of a new pipeline, the southern stretch of what is known as the Keystone XL system.

For years, Daniel has tried to avoid this fate — or at least figure out what risks will come with it. DOCKET: Pipeline Safety: Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines. To Congress: Effects of Diluted Bitumen (Tar Sand) on Pipelines - Transportation Research Board Special Report (pdf)

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BAKKEN PIPELINE SYSTEM or "THE SYSTEM" BRIDGER LAKE 6” LINE. DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE (DAPL) DIAMOND PIPELINE. LAKEHEAD LINE: 2010 MASSIVE SPILL, 2016 NOT RESOLVED. LINE 5. LINE 67: see ALBERTA CLIPPER PIPELINE. BEFORE DAPL? MEET SANDPIPER PIPELINE (terminated) 242691. Enbridge completes another Bakken pipeline expansion project. DILUTED BITUMEN/TAR SANDS.