HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
TransCanada Pipeline Spills 21,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota

By Rachel Cernansky, Treehugger

1392 days ago   Article ID# 1014414
Original URL

 

Friends of the Earth

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Treehugger) - TransCanada has said its Keystone I pipeline spilled 500 barrels (21,000 gallons) of oil in North Dakota on Saturday morning. Friends of the Earth says the incident is the 12th spill from the Keystone I pipeline, which is not even a year old.

FOE describes more about this weekend's spill:

According to eyewitnesses, Saturday's rupture of the Keystone I pipeline sent a six-story high gusher of oil into the air. The spill occurred at a pumping station, but the spray contaminated soil and water in a nearby field before it could be contained.

The latest spill brings attention again to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, currently (and controversially) under review by the Obama administration.

The XL pipeline would carry 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day from Canada to Texas.

The Keystone I pipeline carries 591,000 barrels a day, and concerns—and opposition—are mounting.

Copyright 2015 Treehugger   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1392 days ago   Article ID# 1014414

Friends of the Earth    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Friends of the Earth News

FoE launches legal action to stop capture of beavers in Devon

130 days ago From theguardian.com 

LONDON, U K - ...

Trapping wild beavers in Devon would be unlawful, ministers told

157 days ago From theguardian.com 

LONDON, U K - ...

Global acceptance of GM crops in decline

296 days ago From The Voice of Russia 

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Mute Schimpf, food campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe said: "There is public resistance to GM crops on every continent, with increasing social ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have rece ...

Premier under pressure to dump costly wind farm laws

321 days ago From Warrnambool Standard 

WARRNAMBOOL, AUSTRALIA - Friends of the Earth (FoE) have released a new report this week showing that planning laws restricting wind farms within two kilometres of homes have ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received t ...

More Than a Half Million People Demand Home Depot and Lowe’s Stop Selling Bee-Killing Pesticides

378 days ago From eNews Park Forest 

PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS - In a coalition effort called the Bee Week of Action, Friends of the Earth and allies are delivering more than half a million petition signatures and ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received th ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Obama: Reject KXL once and for all

Action: Climate Change

President Obama has pledged to veto the Keystone XL bill being pushed through Congress by climate-denying conservatives. But ...

Save New York's precious and rare wildlife

Action: Wildlife Conservation

As part of a periodic review, New York's wildlife officials are now assessing which of the state's species are in greatest co ...

Scientists sound the alarm on African palm oil investment

Action: Stop Deforestation

Africa’s people, forests and wildlife are in trouble if the mostly unbridled expansion of oil palm in West and Central Africa ...

Plans to phase out coal power urged

Action: Stop Pollution

Political leaders risk derailing efforts to tackle climate change unless they set out clear plans to phase out dirty coal pow ...

Atlantic, Arctic should be off-limits to drilling

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Obama administration just released its draft proposal for a five-year offshore oil and gas drilling plan. It would open, ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.