(More) Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

(More) Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The Line 3 oil pipeline isn’t operational yet, but it’s already spilling. This summer, there were 28 drilling fluid spills along the construction route, according to Minnesota regulators, more than initially reported in July. Drilling fluid, a combination of clay, water, and chemicals, should be captured and disposed of. […]

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President Trump Issues XL Pipeline End Run

President Trump Issues XL Pipeline End Run

Last Friday, with no fanfare or boasting, the President signed a new Executive Order approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which had been held up in extended litigation over whether environmental reviews of the project were sufficient.  The new order replaced a previous permit and executive order from early 2017 reversing the Obama Administration and green-lighting the controversial project.  

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