Keystone 1 oil pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons days ahead of Keystone XL permit decision

November 17, 2017 by  
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210,000 gallons of crude oil seeped out of the TransCanada -owned Keystone 1 pipeline this week – mere days before Nebraska’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to make a decision on whether or not to grant a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The first Keystone pipeline, running from Canada through the Great Plains, leaked oil southeast of Amherst, South Dakota. According to The Washington Post , this spill is just the most recent in a series. The first Keystone pipeline leaked in 2011 and 2016. This new spill was detected early in the morning, and happened in “either a grass or an agricultural field,” according to South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources environmental science manager Brian Walsh, and that, based on what they know, “the spill has not impacted a surface water body.” Related: Nebraska landowners install solar panels in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline Image of Amherst incident taken earlier today by aerial patrol as part of our initial response. For more updates, visit https://t.co/8yWI1Oq2EM pic.twitter.com/uRNtYUdVjL — TransCanada (@TransCanada) November 16, 2017 TransCanada said the leak was completely isolated in 15 minutes. They said they got permission from the landowner to assess the spill and start planning for cleanup. Next week on Monday, the PSC will decide whether or not to grant a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, also to be owned by TransCanada. Critics and activists say the company shouldn’t receive one, especially after the recent spill. 350.org executive director May Boeve said in a statement, “This is exactly the kind of disaster we can expect more of if Keystone XL is approved. No matter what TransCanada says, there’s no such thing as a safe fossil fuel pipeline.” President Donald Trump gave TransCanada a federal permit in March, and other states have approved Keystone XL’s path. According to Reuters, PSC isn’t allowed to consider the potential of spills from Keystone XL as the venture has an environmental permit. Their decision will be on whether or not the pipeline’s route would be in the best interest of the state’s residents, but a rejection would be a setback for the controversial project. Boeve said, “ Indigenous peoples , farmers, and ranchers along Keystone XL’s proposed route have been holding the line against this project for years. Whatever Nebraska commissioners decide on Monday, we’ll be ready for the work ahead to stop this and all new fossil fuel projects that threaten our communities and climate .” Via The Washington Post and Reuters Images via shannonpatrick17 on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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This incredible Hobbit Treehouse is a Tolkien fan’s dream come true

October 5, 2015 by  
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Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

March 5, 2013 by  
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Rumors have been circulating as to whether or not the President would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline . On Friday, the State Department released a study suggesting that the pipeline, which is slated to stretch from Canada to Texas, would have no significant impact on the environment. However, they stopped short of actually recommending it to be completed. The Sierra Club released a statement calling the study  “deeply flawed,” and environmentalists have pointed out that building the pipeline would promote further fossil fuel use at a time when climate change desperately needs to be addressed. Read the rest of Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bill snape , canada , center for biological diversity , greater sage grouse , high plains aquifer , jobs , kerri-ann jones , Keystone XL Pipeline , Middle East , montana , Nebraska , oceans and international scientific affairs , president obama , renewable energy , report , sand hill region , south america , south dakota , state department , texas , transcanada , tyler county creeks , whooping crane

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“Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit

September 15, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota beef producer that produces what the industry calls “lean, finely textured beef” — a substance the rest of the world has take to calling “pink slime” — filed a $1.2 billion (yes, that’s with a “B”) lawsuit against ABC News for ”roughly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements. Pink slime is a product that’s made from beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide and that is commonly found in pre-made burgers. “The lawsuit is without merit,” said ABC News Senior Vice President Jeffrey Schneider in a statement. ”We will contest it vigorously.” Read the rest of “Pink Slime” Company Hits ABC News with $1.2 Billion Defamation Suit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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The Week in Pictures: First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Porsche Unveiled, Best Picture of Earth Ever, PETA Porn, and More (Slideshow)

March 5, 2010 by  
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From the news that state legislators in South Dakota have passed a resolution that “urges” schools to stop teaching global climate change as hard science–and instead pair it with “astrological” and “cosmological” theories–to the unveiling of the 918 Spyder, a new plug-in electric hybrid Porsche concept car from Volkswagen, a lot happened this week in green.

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Microsoft Looking at Ultra-Modular Data Centers as Ultra-Efficient Solution

March 5, 2010 by  
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Photo via NeoSpire Microsoft has stepped outside of the box when thinking about smart, cheap, efficient data center design. The company is testing out a whole new type of modular data center that boasts recyclable materials, efficient cooling and a LEGO-like method of scaling up as demand requires.

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