Trail of Spills Haunts Dakota Access Developer

Photo: http://www.processingmagazine.com https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063234239 By Mike Soraghan, E&E News reporter, May 26, 2020 Federal pipeline inspectors didn’t like what they found when they looked at construction of the Permian Express pipeline. Unqualified welders were fusing the pipe together in central Texas, using unapproved methods. Regulators with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) were alarmedContinue reading “Trail of Spills Haunts Dakota Access Developer”

Dakota Access: 14 States to Court: Keep Pipeline Open during NEPA Review

Sign along the path of the Dakota Access pipeline through the Iowa countryside at the edge of a farm field. Photo: Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette. https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2020/05/05/stories/1063049611 Niina H. Farah, E&E News Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Fourteen state attorneys general say a shutdown of the Dakota Access pipeline would hurt farmers and increase environmental risks if railways are forcedContinue reading “Dakota Access: 14 States to Court: Keep Pipeline Open during NEPA Review”

Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act Decision Boosts Upstate Forever in Belton Gas Spill Cleanup

A leak from a Kinder Morgan pipeline, discovered near Belton in December 2014 soaked a rural area with more than 250,000 gallons of fuel. Monitoring wells have been installed and mitigation continues. (Photo: tmaxwell@greenvillenews.com) https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/environment/2020/04/24/clean-water-act-applies-cases-like-belton-gas-spill-supreme-court-says/3019432001/ By Nathaniel Cary, The Greenville News April 24, 2020 In a case with direct implications for South Carolina’s environmental future, the U.S.Continue reading “Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act Decision Boosts Upstate Forever in Belton Gas Spill Cleanup”

Implementing the Recently Published Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid Final Rules- Documents Now Available

On February 26 & 27, 2020 PHMSA held public meetings for Pipeline Safety officials to discuss with pipeline safety stakeholders the implementation of the gas transmission and the hazardous liquid pipeline final rules published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2019. PHMSA made available for comment draft frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers forContinue reading “Implementing the Recently Published Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid Final Rules- Documents Now Available”

‘We can’t live like this’: residents say a corrupt pipeline project is making them sick

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 6: Directional drilling machinery for a natural gas liquids pipeline is seen through a window of private residence October 6, 2017 in Exton, Pennsylvania. Many of the area’s residents complain of the incessant noise and vibration from 12-hours of drilling from the pipeline project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) NinaContinue reading “‘We can’t live like this’: residents say a corrupt pipeline project is making them sick”

2020: A Year of Pipeline Court Fights, with One Lawsuit Headed to the Supreme Court

Sections of steel pipe are staged near a private residence for construction of the ETP-Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline in Exton, Pennsylvania on June 5, 2019. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012020/pipeline-lawsuits-2020-supreme-court-appalachian-trail-eminent-domain-natural-gas by Phil McKenna, January 3, 2020

Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case

Wilmer Baker’s home in Lower Frankford Township is within the 1,000-foot safety radius of the Mariner East pipeline route. (Photo by Jason Malmont, The Sentinel) By Zack Hoopes, The SentinelDec 23, 2019  http://m.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/sunoco-may-be-forced-to-meet-with-county-under-initial/article_8f813947-7433-517f-b825-ed0ffad6ba01.html A ruling issued Wednesday in Wilmer Baker’s case against Sunoco Pipeline gives the Cumberland County resident a partial victory in his effort to get theContinue reading “Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case”

Pipeline Rules Adopted Years After Deadly Explosion, Spills

Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 1:06 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials on Tuesday adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The new rules from the Department of Transportation apply to moreContinue reading “Pipeline Rules Adopted Years After Deadly Explosion, Spills”