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October 26, 2021

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KXL Pipeline Fight Setback – From Steve Horn

US Court Denies Halt on Pipeline Set to Replace Keystone XL Northern Half (via Desmogblog) The ever-wise Yogi Berra once quipped “It’s like déjà vu all over again,” a truism applicable to a recent huge decision handed down by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  A story covered only by McClatchy News’ Michael…

Fracking Victim Steve Lipsky’s Flaming Water is No Joke – by Julie Dermansky for Desmosblog

Fracking Victim Steve Lipsky’s Flaming Water is No Joke (via Desmogblog) Weatherford, Texas, homeowner Steve Lipsky has nothing to hide. He is not trying to take down Range Resources, a large oil and gas company with a reputation for bullying its critics, nor is he trying to defame the company as it has accused him of…

XL Pipeline Profits More Important Than Environment – by Steve Horn for Desmosblog

US Court: Transcanada’s Keystone XL Profits More Important than Environment (via Desmogblog) In a major ruling that’s flown under the radar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit – based in Denver, Colorado – decided not to grant the Sierra Club and Clean Energy Future Oklahoma a temporary injunction on the construction of the southern…

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…

Coverup at Exxon’s Pegasus Pipeline? – from Farron Cousins

An Orchestrated Cover Up Of Exxon’s Pegasus Pipeline Spill Health Hazards? (via Desmogblog) Nearly six months have passed since ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured and released as much as 7,000 barrels of diluted bitumen into Mayflower, Arkansas.  And as soon as the company realized that they had a problem, the cover up began…