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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:00 am

More of the same.

http://blog.outdoornation.org/5-ways-exxonmobil-is-using-its-power-to-restrict-information/
According to Arkansasmatter.com, Mayflower resident Jennifer Jarrell said, “They haven’t told us this is restricted area for media [access]. They haven’t told us anything. And people should be able to talk. Last time I checked, we still live in America.”
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:51 pm

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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:56 pm



Keystone XL Re-Route - we'll skip the Ogallala if we can have the Great Lakes instead...

http://climatecrocks.com/2013/04/15/keystone-2-puts-great-lakes-water-and-by-the-way-life-on-planet-earth-at-risk/#comments

Two oil projects in the works could significantly increase the amount of heavy crude oil moving on — and near — the Great Lakes, causing alarm among environmentalists because they involve the same heavy oil that was behind a $1-billion oil spill on the Kalamazoo River in 2010 that remains an ecological disaster.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:30 am

A good summary of why tarsands diluted bitumen is not the same as regular crude oil, and a look at why we can expect repeats of the Kalamazoo and Arkansas pipe ruptures as the industry moves more diluted bitumen in old pipelines.

Approximately half of all spills in Canada are due to tar sands pipelines

And the vast majority of those are new pipelines...

Syncrude is partially refined and flows through pipelines more like regular crude - but the industry has been pushing more 'raw' dilbit for about the last 10 years. Raw dilbit is up to 20 times more acidic, 70 times more viscous, and much more abrasive than crude.



http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20101219/OILSPILL/12190318/Enbridge-buys-dozens-riverside-homes
Since Aug. 3, Enbridge has offered to buy up to 200 homes that were within 200 feet of the Kalamazoo River.

The homes were in a "red zone" -- a drinking water advisory area created by the Calhoun County Public Health Department.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:48 pm

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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:54 pm

Cornell University: Economic impacts of tarsands spills

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/globallaborinstitute/research/upload/GLI_Impact-of-Tar-Sands-Pipeline-Spills.pdf

This report examines the potentially negative impacts of tar sands oil spills on employment and the
economy. it draws attention to economic sectors at risk from a tar sands pipeline spill, particularly in the
six states along Keystone XL’s proposed route—Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and
Texas. This report also shows how Michigan’s Kalamazoo River spill in 2010—to date the largest tar sands
oil spill in the U.S.—caused significant economic damage and negatively impacted the quality of life of
local communities.

The information was collected from employment and economic data in the pipeline states, as well as from
interviews with business people, landowners, farmers, and ranchers who live and work along the proposed
route for the Keystone XL or near the Kalamazoo River oil spill.
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General:
"I think it's very fair to say that Lake Conway has not received catastrophic damage, but of course there is oil in Lake Conway."

The state of Arkansas is preparing for litigation. McDaniel says they have sent subpoenas and are coordinating with the Department of Environmental Equality, the EPA, and the Department of Transportation Pipeline Safety.

"Environmental tests are being conducted. Oversight is being performed. I'm waiting to receive information from Exxon's legal team. We're in constant communication with them. I hope that residents of Faulkner County are retaining their own lawyers. They need to seek council because they are going to have damages."


http://www.katv.com/story/21889151/mcdaniel?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8744368
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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:09 pm

An inside view of Canada's tarsands production

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/undercover-at-the-tar-sands-20130426

Much of the work here relies on ice roads and freezing temperatures, so when spring comes, the work ends. The obvious irony is that the carbon economy itself is very likely contributing to the early springs, late winters and wacky weather that keeps interrupting our work.
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Thu May 30, 2013 9:49 pm

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Re: Peaceful Protest Underway against Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:13 pm

Transcanada replacing miles of defective pipeline in Texas

http://ecowatch.com/2013/transcanada-damage-control-flaws-southern-keystone-xl-pipeline/

Dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, reportedly have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas.
In the past two weeks, landowners have observed TransCanada and its vendor, Michels, digging up the buried southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline on their properties and those of neighbors in the vicinity of Winnsboro, TX. Some of the new pipeline has been in the ground on some owners’ land for almost six months. It is believed that problems identified on this section of the Keystone XL route must have triggered the current digging, raising questions from landowners about the safety of the pipeline and the risk to personal property and water supplies.


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