‘Less-than-ideal bedfellows’: Mountain Valley Pipeline Payout Prompts Criticism

Photo: wikipedia.org October 5, 2020 By Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network The Appalachian Trail Conservancy expected scrutiny for accepting a $19.5 million gift from the pipeline’s developer but believes time will show it was the right decision.  Maury Johnson has been tangling with a long, skinny, unwelcome intruder — the Mountain Valley Pipeline — onContinue reading “‘Less-than-ideal bedfellows’: Mountain Valley Pipeline Payout Prompts Criticism”

Small Pipeline, Large Worries for Some South Carolina Residents

October 3, 2020 By MICHELLE LIU, Associated Press PAMPLICO, S.C. (AP) — The land agent who arrived at Reatha Jefferson’s door in May, unannounced and unmasked in the middle of the pandemic, told her he was giving her one more chance. The agent was there on behalf of Virginia-based utility giant Dominion Energy. He wantedContinue reading “Small Pipeline, Large Worries for Some South Carolina Residents”

No ‘bomb trains’: 14 states aim to take new rule on LNG transport off the rails

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/08/21/no-bomb-trains-14-states-aim-to-take-new-rule-on-lng-transport-off-the-rails/ August 21, 2020 By Hannah Chinn/WHYY Fourteen states — including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — and the District of Columbia have filed a legal challenge to a new federal rule that would allow trains to carry liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the country. The states’ move coincides with a petition filed by environmental organizations that alsoContinue reading “No ‘bomb trains’: 14 states aim to take new rule on LNG transport off the rails”

Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun August 21, 2020 By Carlos Anchondo, E&E News EPA is investigating a massive release of methane over northern Florida in May to see whether it violated any requirements of the Clean Air Act, the agency confirmed yesterday. EPA’s Region 4 office — which covers eight states and six tribes — said the release occurredContinue reading “Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak”

Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 6, 2017: Directional drilling machinery for a natural gas liquids pipeline is seen through a window of private residence in Exton, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2020/08/26/stories/1063712477 August 26, 2020 By Mike Soraghan, E&E News A judge has overruled Pennsylvania environmental regulators and allowed Energy Transfer LP to resume underground drillingContinue reading “Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project”

No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-27/no-one-is-owning-up-to-releasing-cloud-of-methane-in-florida July 27, 2020 By Aaron Clark and Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg Green It was 12 miles wide, invisible to the naked eye and traveled across six counties to Florida’s largest city. And it’s still unclear who — or what — was responsible. The mysterious plume of methane, estimated to total 300 metric tons,Continue reading “No One Is Owning Up to Releasing Cloud of Methane in Florida”

A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.

Photo: NTSB https://www.wkar.org/post/look-back-10-years-after-largest-inland-oil-spill-us#stream/0 July 23, 2020 By Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio The worst oil spill into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago. It happened on a Sunday evening: 5:58 p.m. on July 25, 2010. Enbridge’s Line 6B was carrying diluted bitumen. It’s a dark, thick oil fromContinue reading “A Look Back: 10 years After The Largest Inland Oil Spill In The U.S.”

DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline

Photo: Amy Sisk/Inside Energy https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/court-orders-a-shut-down-and-removal-of-oil-from-the-dakota-access-pipeline-KkDdhNzafUONvPvkmBc66A Order says Dakota Access assumed much of its economic risk knowingly, and the potential harm each day the pipeline operates. Indian Country Today, July 6, 2020 A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down and remove all oil within 30 days, a huge win for StandingContinue reading “DEVELOPING STORY: Court orders a shut down and removal of oil from the Dakota Access Pipeline”