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Toxic gas in Bakken pipeline points to sour well problem

By John Kemp May 29 (Reuters) – The discovery of perilous concentrations of hydrogen sulphide gas in a crude oil storage tank earlier this month has sparked a furious row between pipeline operator Enbridge and Bakken crude shippers including Plains Marketing and Murex. On May 8, Enbridge Energy Partners made an emergency application to the […]

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A worker places containment boom on the Kalamazoo River to contain an oil spill from an Enbridge Energy pipeline on July 28, 2010. The spill was the largest of its kind in the US. The Nexen Energy spill in Alberta, Canada, last week was bigger than the Kalamazoo spill. Jim West/Zuma

So-Called ‘Failsafe’ Pipeline Leak Detection System Failed in Massive Alberta Tar Sands Spill

By Zoë Schlanger 7/20/15 By the time a contractor spotted a burst in the wall of an Alberta tar sands pipeline on July 15, a spill was already well underway. In a public apology on Friday, the pipeline’s owner, Nexen Energy, announced the spill was contained, but the cause, and the length of time it had been […]

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Writing a Public Comment Letter

As part of the process, any member of our community is invited to write a Public Comment Letter that is added to the records in City Hall. These comment letters are collected together and used to define what will be studied in the Environmental Impact Report. This report is used to determine if the project […]

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