Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Following a massive gasoline leak in Huntersville, North Carolina, Colonial Pipeline could face a daily fine of $200,000 if it doesn’t improve how it detects leaks. Colonial’s pipes leaked almost 18 times more gasoline than it originally estimated, sometimes thousands of gallons at a time with the Huntersville leak […]

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Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey can’t stop the PennEast natural gas pipeline from being built on state land. The pipeline, planned to run 116 miles from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, needs to be built on land owned by the state of New Jersey. […]

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Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline upgrade project. The project’s opponents are celebrating the temporary victory, which will delay building a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The announcement is a fierce battle between Enbridge and environmental allies, including Michigan Governor […]

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How ‘Bout That D.E.R?

How ‘Bout That D.E.R?

It’s been quite a week for pipelines. Though the Colonial pipeline has resumed operations after being shut down by hackers earlier this week, its shuttering prompted gas shortages across the South and East Coast. The incident also increased calls by green groups and clean energy advocates to step up distributed energy resources. Wind and solar […]

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Enbridge Continues Operation Despite Whitmer’s Cease and Desist

Enbridge Continues Operation Despite Whitmer’s Cease and Desist

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Canadian energy company Enbridge will continue to operate a pipeline transporting oil from the U.S. to Canada–despite Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to halt operations–– stating that the governor did not have the authority to cease the pipeline’s operations. The Line 5 pipeline transports millions of barrels of crude oil […]

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Hackers Shut Down Major Pipeline, Raising Concerns for Clean Energy Companies

Hackers Shut Down Major Pipeline, Raising Concerns for Clean Energy Companies

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Colonial Pipeline Co., known as the “jugular” of America’s oil pipeline infrastructure, has become the latest victim of increasing cyberattacks. On Friday, the company’s systems were shut down by a ransomware attack, bringing the pipeline to a standstill for four days. Although the disruption has yet to impact oil prices, experts worry that […]

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