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The Legal Reasons DAPL Is Not Dead

Daniel E. Estrin is General Counsel and Legal Director for Waterkeeper Alliance. Like many concerned citizens, I initially felt great relief on December 4th when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not grant Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross the Missouri River at Lake ...

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Stop Dakota Access Before It’s Too Late

Our deadly addiction to fossil fuels and ​our ​too slow transition to a clean energy economy is threatening our very existence, and ultimately ​forces citizens to take measures into their own hands, like the thousands who are engaging in non-violent protest in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Their reward?  Pepper spray, vicious attack ...

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Pipeline Protests: Many Tools, One United Goal

Written by Natalie Jensen, Legal Intern, Clean and Safe Energy Campaign After years of growth amidst opposition from concerned citizens, fossil fuel pipeline companies are finally losing some battles – but not without a fight. State and local governments have begun to stand with their citizens in blocking pipeline projects. While oil and gas corporations continue ...

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Taylor Energy: Still Leaking Oil and Still Secretive

As oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico appears to intensify, Taylor Energy breaches terms of its settlement agreement. Despite signing a settlement agreement in September 2015 that requires increased transparency around the oil leak that has been ongoing since 2004, Taylor Energy is attempting to limit third-party review of what information should be kept ...

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Ban Oil Trains For Good

This post, “Ban Oil Trains For Good,” originally appeared on The Huffington Post, August 11, 2016. Just a little over two months ago, a disastrous oil train derailment occurred in Mosier, Oregon, spilling 47,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota. The fallout from that accident has seen the entire region debating whether transporting this ...

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Waterkeepers Respond to California Oil Spills

Sea level rise, super storms and ever more deadly fire seasons are increasing as climate change tightens its grip on communities around the globe. Oil spills have been increasing dramatically due to a disturbing combination of inadequate regulations, weakened infrastructure, and poor regulatory oversight. Within the United States, the quest for more fossil fuels also ...

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“Luck” Is Not An Oil Train Disaster Plan

On Friday, June 3, a train carrying Bakken crude oil, which was fracked in North Dakota and bound for a refinery in Puget Sound, derailed and exploded in Mosier, Oregon. The derailment spilled 42,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil, some of which leached into the nearby Columbia River. Mosier’s wastewater treatment plant was shut down ...

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Miles Offshore With Nowhere To Hide

On Thursday, May 12, an estimated 88,000 gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline leading to a Shell platform 97 miles off the coast of Louisiana was detected when a helicopter that happened to be flying overhead saw the sheen. A spill so far off the coast could easily be completely hidden from the view ...

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Keeping the Magic of the Bahamas

Growing up in landlocked Pennsylvania, I always was enamored with the marine environment.  The Bahamas in my mind were a magical and mythical archipelago of sun-soaked beaches, friendly people, and crystal clear turquoise waters full of a vibrant kaleidoscope of fish. The islands captured our imagination through vehicles like Splash, Thunderball, and Flipper. People around ...


Progress on Oil Trains and Rail Bridges Chugging Along

Concerns highlighted in report vindicated Five months after we released Deadly Crossing, a report highlighting the troubling state of rail bridge safety written with Riverkeeper and ForestEthics, there have been some important developments. While much of the progress made on this issue is small compared to the enormous, immediate threat posed by oil trains traveling over potentially ...