Tag: Oil Spill

We Are Nebraska, We Are Kalamazoo, Keep Our Water Blue

Jane Kleeb
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On July 25th, Nebraskans will stand with the citizens who experienced America’s worst inland oil spill. Two years ago, a Canadian tarsands company Enbridge had a rupture in their pipeline. The spill has cost $725 million dollars so far to “clean-up” and families are still picking up the pieces. Last year, Ben traveled to the […]
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What If a Tarsands Spill Happens Today in Nebraska?

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The worst tarsands spill seen in the United States happened two years ago in Marshall, Michigan. Inside Climate is running a three-part series documenting the stories of families impacted by the devastating spill and how unprepared local, state and national officials are for tarsands. We are not dealing with traditional crude oil, tarsands–also known as […]
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Kalamazoo Spill Cover-Up: A Preview for Keystone in Nebraska?

Ben Gotschall
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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 […]
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New Report: Analysis of Frequency and Worst Case Spills for TransCanada Pipeline

Jane Kleeb
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Ever wondered what the worst case scenario would be for the Ogallala Aquifer or Platte River if the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline gets approved? A professor from the University of Nebraska, Dr. John Stansbury wrote a new report answering that question titled: “Analysis of Frequency, Magnitude and Consequence of Worst-Case spills from the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline”  […]
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Massive Oil Spill in Alberta, Nebraska Groups Respond

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One of the largest oil spills in Alberta, Canada occurred this week, reinforcing Nebraskans’ concerns that our state is not prepared for the massive tarsands oil pipeline planned by TransCanada.  The full amount of the Alberta spill is not yet confirmed, but early estimates have the spill at 1,176,000 gallons of oil.  Nebraska groups working on […]
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New Tar Sands Oil Products Increase Likelihood of Spills

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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 […]
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Oil Spills Get Closer to Home

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Several days after an oil pipeline near Kalamazoo, Michigan leaked crude oil into the Kalamazoo River, news is spreading that TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline caused a spill in South Dakota over a month ago. According to the spill report, 100 gallons of crude oil leaked near the Roswell pump station.  TransCanada spokesman Jeff Rauh explained that […]
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