In a shocking exclusive report, Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones at InsideClimate News write that the top official of the agency that regulates oil and gas pipelines recently admitted that he's essentially powerless as a regulator.
According to experts in the failure of oil and gas pipelines, there are a handful of factors that can contribute to a pipeline rupture, like the one in Mayflower, Arkansas. A new report finds all were in play on the Pegasus pipeline.
In the current issue of the The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza tells the story of how Tom Steyer, "a fifty-six-year-old billionaire" has thrown his clout and money behind the effort to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Evan Vokes is a former employee of TransCanada, the Canadian company that intends to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and warns that faulty construction means the pipeline will likely leak.
TransCanada announced today that they are moving forward with their so-called Energy East Pipeline project, which will bring crude oil from Western Canada to refineries and export terminals in Eastern Canada.
For at least six weeks, thousands of barrels of tar sands oil have been bubbling up into the forest in Cold Lake, Alberta and neither the oil company or government scientists know how to stop the flow.
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline has inspired people to take all sorts of courageous and creative protest actions. For one Nebraskan living in New York, the easiest, but most effective way to raise awareness is with a simple sign. Watch the video.