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  • U.S. Agency Will Assess Dangers of Tar Sands Oil Spills

    InsideClimateNews.org — The federal government said Tuesday it will study a critical question in the battle over oil pipelines carrying Canadian diluted bitumen: Are spills involving dilbit more dangerous to people and the environment than leaks of lighter traditional oil?

  • Canada Finds China Option No Easy Answer to Keystone Snub

    Stephen Harper was in need of a new friend with a big appetite for oil. The Americans just weren’t cutting it.

  • Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Hits Snag After Losing Local Vote

    Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway, a pipeline proposed to link rising Canadian oil production with Asian markets, hit another snag after residents in the port of Kitimat voted against the $5.9 billion project.

  • 'Keystone Kops' Bungling Led to Costliest U.S. Pipeline Spill

    The following is an excerpt from “The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard of,” a seven-month investigation by InsideClimate News, a non-profit news organization focused on climate change and energy issues. To see a slideshow about the 2010 Enbridge oil spill, click here.

  • How a CEO Reacts When Robert Redford Pegs Him a Villain

    So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American public to buy into his Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Great Lakes at Risk of Major Oil Spill, Report Warns

    National Wildlife Federation report says a spill on an aging Enbridge pipeline could damage a water source for 30 million people.

  • What Sickens People in Oil Spills, and How Badly, Is Anybody's Guess

    InsideClimateNews.org — Since 2010, at least three ruptured pipelines have spilled oil into U.S. neighborhoods, forcing officials to decide quickly whether local residents would be harmed if they breathed the foul air. But because there are no clear federal guidelines saying if or when the public should be evacuated during an oil spill, health officials had to use a patchwork of scientific and regulatory data designed for other situations.

  • Keystone XL Won’t Worsen Climate Change, U.S. Says

    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline cleared a key hurdle today with a government study that found its impact on the climate would be minimal, which supporters said meets President Barack Obama’s test for allowing the project to be built.

  • Pipeline Safety Chief Says Regulatory Process Is 'Kind of Dying'

    With 'few tools to work with,' PHMSA's Jeffrey Wiese says he is creating a YouTube channel to persuade industry to voluntarily improve safety.

  • North Dakota Oil Spill Spotlights Obama Delay on Rules

    Three years after an oil pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled 843,000 gallons of sludge, government regulators still haven’t produced promised rules to compel operators to detect leaks.

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