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September 27, 2021


Fracking Hell: 20,600 Barrels Spilled in North Dakota – Steve Horn for Desmosblog

Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in ND, Public In Dark For Days Due to Government Shutdown (via Desmogblog)

Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history. Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National…



8 Responses to “Fracking Hell: 20,600 Barrels Spilled in North Dakota – Steve Horn for Desmosblog”
  1. Zyxomma says:

    I suppose these jokers love the smell of napalm in the morning, too.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    So who has the North Dakota light bulb jokes? How many oil company spokespersons does it take to change public perception light bilbs? They don’t do light bulbs so they can keep everyone in the dark. Your turn.

  3. akbright says:

    According to an AP article, Kris Roberts also maid the comment: “That while companies must notify the state of any spills, the state doesn’t have to release that information to the public. That’s not unusual in major oil-producing states: Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas also do not require the government to publicly report spills. North Dakota is the nation’s No. 2 oil producer”. So, I guess, what the public doesn’t know, the public doesn’t know.

    • Pinwheel says:

      What the public doesn’t know won’t hurt you. Time to change this contract clause, Alaska. Coming to a community near you. n

  4. Ice Gal says:

    Gee only upward of 4 million to clean up. If the corporations that ordered our government shut down could just run amerika clean up would cost nothing. Course bare foot children gathering up the crude to help heat their huts might die from toxic chemicals, but they were poor anyway….

  5. hedgewytch says:

    I was just going to say they found one in a wheat field too, but Mike posted it above. I don’t think it is the same incident is it? And they say, “don’t worry” not water, or wildlife was harmed. While they may have “contained” the spill and its not obviously in an aquifer, to say the environment wasn’t harmed is disingenuous.

    • mike from iowa says:

      Same incident,at least the barrels spilled were the same. I’m gonna guess that pouring that much crude oil on productive cropground won’t increase yields or increase the life or value of the land. Just my opinion. I can see where freakin’ nutters might disagree with me because they are freakin’ nuts.

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