POSTED: Sep 07, 2011, 12:55 PM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Environment
UPDATE: Less than a year after this post was written, the NTSB has released a scathing report of Enbridge's actions before the spill and during the clean-up. Enbridge has received the largest fine ever given to a pipeline company for their negligence. In the meantime, Michigan residents are still suffering and are struggling daily to have their story heard. This pipeline spill has truly ruined the land, lives, and communities of many people in Michigan. This post is being revisited as part of our July 25th, 2012 action, "We Are Kalamazoo, Keep Our Water Blue" event.
In July 2010, a pipeline carrying tarsands crude oil ruptured and spilled over 800,000 gallons of tarsands oil into the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. The pipeline, owned by Canadian oil company Enbridge, was shut down, and the EPA immediately ordered Enbridge to clean up the spill.
CONTINUE: Kalamazoo Spill Cover-Up: A Preview for Keystone in Nebraska? »
POSTED: Aug 29, 2011, 02:45 PM
Posted In: News, Environment, Cartoon
Because current draughts and natural disasters have no effect on farmers and ranchers...
CONTINUE: Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: Ag and Climate Change »
POSTED: Aug 26, 2011, 10:45 AM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Elected Officials, Environment
The US State Department's release of a flawed Environmental Impact Statement does not mean a final decision has been made on the risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline--there is still a long way to go before it can be built.
In the executive summary of the EIS, the State Department makes it crystal clear that the state of Nebraska is the ONLY one responsible for the pipeline route. Gov. Heineman refuses to accept this fact and Nebraskans are watching to see if he will take his responsibility seriously, or if he will let the federal government and a foreign oil company decide how our state handles high pressure, risky oil pipelines.
CONTINUE: EIS: Nebraska Can Change Pipeline Route, Heineman Refuses »
POSTED: Aug 02, 2011, 12:06 AM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Energy, Environment
There’s one question we are asking every Nebraskan, including all of our elected officials, this summer: Do you stand with Randy or do you stand with TransCanada?
Click here to see the list of "I Stand with Randy" events.
CONTINUE: Do You Stand With Randy? »
POSTED: May 26, 2011, 08:41 PM
Posted In: News, Energy, Environment, Pipeline
Nebraskans are speaking out and taking action to help stop the TransCanada pipeline. This page is meant to be a resource with various reports and background about this critical topic. There is a lot in here...citizens and landowners have been tracking and fighting this pipeline for over 3 years (and for some about 5 years now). If you every need a specific piece of info, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it to you. Bold operates on donations, please donate here.
CONTINUE: TransCanada Pipeline Background and Resources »
POSTED: Feb 16, 2011, 11:42 AM
Posted In: News, Pipeline, Environment
This is a copy of a national press release sent out to highlight a new report exploring the dangers of tar sands oil in pipelines compared to standard crude oil.
A report released today highlights the elevated risk of pipeline spills throughout the nation as a result of new corrosive oil products being increasingly delivered to the United States. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Pipeline Safety Trust, National Wildlife Federation, and Sierra Club, Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks, shines a spotlight on diluted bitumen which is a raw form of tar sands oil that is significantly more acidic and corrosive than standard oil and requires increased heat and pressure to move through pipelines.
CONTINUE: New Tar Sands Oil Products Increase Likelihood of Spills »