Tag: PHMSA

PETITION: Shut TransCanada’s Keystone Down and Investigate Pipeline Integrity

When it was constructed in 2010, TransCanada predicted its Keystone pipeline would leak once every seven years. The pipeline actually leaked *12* times during just its first year of operation. (1) The Keystone pipeline has now experienced more than 30 spills since it launched in 2010 — including the most recent 17,000-gallon tarsands and benzene […]
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TransCanada Fined by U.S. Pipe Regulator Over Keystone 1 Safety Violations

Mark Hefflinger
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After an investigation into reports of “metal loss” failures of up to 97% on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 pipeline, U.S. pipeline safety regulator PHMSA issued a Civil Penalty and Compliance Order against TransCanada dated Nov. 20, imposing a fine of $187,200 and a compliance order that mandates additional protections and monitoring requirements against future inadequate cathodic protection […]
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TransCanada Flouts Warning Letter from Pipeline Regulator on Local Zoning Efforts

Mark Hefflinger
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“No one can give citizens or local governments an actual definition of ‘safety’ and where that word draws lines between what the feds, states and local counties can do to protect health, well being and economic activity,” said Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb. “Industry likes that there is no clear definition so they can keep […]
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