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Train carrying crude oil from ND wrecks & spills into wetlands in AL, Nov. 2013 (Flickr: Public Herald/John Wathen)

This Is All You Need to Know About How Much Big Oil Cares About Safety

7/23/2014 // By Miles Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking an important step forward to protect America’s communities and wildlife from the immense risks of the cheapest, most dangerous crude oil trains. But the regulatory order only highlights Big Oil’s inaction: Why is it […] Read more >

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

The Verdict is Here for Enbridge Energy Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/10/2012 // By Beth Wallace

For the past two years, Enbridge Energy has been allowed to hide from any serious question about the cause of their 1 million-gallon tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River watershed by simply saying “the investigation is ongoing”. Enbridge was referring […] Read more >

NTSB Photo - Ruptured Enbridge tar sands pipeline, Line 6B

Breaking News: Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for 2010 Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/3/2012 // By Beth Wallace

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced yesterday that it is issuing $3.7 million in civil penalties and 24 enforcement actions against Enbridge Energy for the 2010 tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

Officials Acknowledge XL Tar Sands Pipeline Skipped on Safety

8/5/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

House and Senate Make Hopeful Progress Amidst Rash of Spills Emerging from talks with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird late this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that the State Department is getting ready to approve the dirtiest, […] Read more >

Senators Scrutinize Safety of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

7/15/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

No study has been done nor regulations developed for tar sands pipelines, and pipeline safety regulators have not been involved in the environmental review for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is according to testimony of Ms. Cynthia […] Read more >

AUDIO – Big Oil Ads Say “Trust Us this Time”

1/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Unless you live in DC or one of the pipeline states, you are hearing it here first.  With a decision from the State Department coming soon on whether to approve the massive and risky Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian oil giant TransCanada has […] Read more >

Explosions Ignite New Concerns About Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

12/20/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

An awful pipeline explosion that killed at least 27 people and injured over 50 others is raising fresh concerns about safety. The explosion, which destroyed at least 30 homes Sunday morning happens on the eve of a decision from the U.S. State Department on […] Read more >