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Stop a Fossil Fuel Bonanza | Dive Into Democracy

UPDATE 11/9/18: We are once again hearing that H.R. 4239 – “SECURE American Energy Act,” could come up for a floor vote soon. This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources to states, encourage offshore oil drilling while limiting safeguards, and weaken protections for marine mammals. Please call your Representative to ...


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Why roll the dice on offshore drilling?

The neverending Taylor Energy oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is just one example of how ill-prepared companies and the federal government are to address the disastrous impacts of offshore oil drilling. However, our government wants to keep rolling the dice and put even more areas of our ocean and coasts in harm’s way. ...


Major consumer, climate groups call on insurance industry to ditch fossil fuels

New campaign Insure Our Future to hold US insurers accountable for a role in climate change as first US insurance company to commit not to invest in coal On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), a new campaign, Insure Our Future, is calling out the U.S. insurance industry as a major contributor to climate change ...


Oil-Spill Risks from Bayou Bridge Pipeline Highlighted in New Legal Action as Work is Suspended

New evidence shows the Army Corps of Engineers failed to independently assess the risk of spills from a company with more than 500 spills, millions in fines and private property damage. Environmental groups took legal action today to address severe oil spill risks from the Energy Transfer Partners-owned Bayou Bridge pipeline in Louisiana. On behalf ...


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Energy Transfer Partners PA Explosion Another Example of Poor Pipeline Management

Waterkeeper Alliance points to Energy Transfer Partners’ long history of pipeline accidents Following the early morning explosion today of an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline in Beaver County, PA which prompted officials to close schools and evacuate dozens of homes, Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann has issued the following statement: “Yet again, Energy Transfer Partners ...


Massive Utah Oil Shale Project Threatens Public Health, Water Supply

Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive Utah project that would generate enormous greenhouse gas and deadly ozone pollution in regions already exceeding federal air-pollution standards. The Bureau of Land Management plans to grant the Estonia-owned Enefit American Oil ...


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Tell FERC to fix its broken pipeline permitting process! | Dive Into Democracy

Written by Rachel Bauer, Legal Intern In December 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced its plan to revisit its permitting policy for natural gas interstate pipelines. The policy was originally developed in 1999 and, with the massive increase of natural gas production through fracking and resulting pipeline construction, it is due time for ...


Federal Appeals Court Overturns Bayou Bridge Pipeline Injunction

Today, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned an order halting construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline in the Atchafalaya River Basin. The ruling reverses U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick’s February order granting a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the portion of the Bayou Bridge pipeline that ...


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Tar Sands Oil Spilling Into Little Rock River Following Doon Trail Derailment

Following the derailment of 32 train cars carrying tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to Stroud, Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips, Quad Cities Waterkeeper and LightHawk conducted an aerial investigation of the oil spill in Doon, Iowa. An estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled into the flooded waters of the Little Rock River. Images from the investigation ...


Pipeline construction races forward in the Atchafalaya Basin ahead of hearing

Bayou Bridge pipeline causes further irreparable harm during peak crawfish season HOUSTON – A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments Monday on the appeal of a decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Shelly Dick to grant a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the ...