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Spill from 5 year old Alberta pipeline kills everything in its path

Texas-based Apache Corp waited from June 1 until June 12 to report a 9.5 million liter toxic spill in Alberta covering 1,000 acres. From Think Progress: The incident comes on the heels of accusations from the provincial New Democratic Party that Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes is withholding the results of an internal pipeline safety […]

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10 Days to tell the State Department #NoKXL (No Keystone XL Pipeline)

From Oil Change International: Keystone XL proponents are lying in order to push the State Department to approve this pipeline.  They say Keystone would help us achieve energy independence but the oil will be shipped overseas. A few weeks back we had a look at the refineries that would receive the oil flowing through the […]

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Arkansas residents seek $5 million after oil spill and Keystone Pipeline faces more scrutiny

  NBC reports: Two Arkansas residents filed a class action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Friday, demanding to be compensated for damages after a crude oil pipeline ruptured the week before in their subdivision outside Little Rock, Ark. Kathryn Chunn and Kimla Greene, residents of Ledrick Circle, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf […]

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62 Senators Approve Keystone Pipeline in Symbolic Vote

17 Democrats and 45 Republicans approved the Keystone Pipeline in a symbolic Senate vote on Friday.  This vote on an amendment to the Senate budget, was one of many in a lengthy Senate Budget process.  Ultimately the final Senate budget was approved by a 50 to 49 vote early Saturday.  The budget amendment votes “are […]

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BP asks Judge to Halt Deepwater Oil Spill Payouts

“The British oil and gas group, which has already sold a substantial part of its business to pay reparations and fines for the disaster, said it could be “irreparably harmed” by the payouts without relief from the court, because they could cost it “billions” more than it budgeted for when it agreed to a settlement […]

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