Published Oct. 31, 2019 Updated Nov. 2, 2019 The Keystone pipeline system, an addition to which has been the subject of environmental protests for years, leaked about 383,000 gallons of … People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus take pictures while walking along a path as the trees begin to change fall foliage colors Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo, Japan. The spill in the northeastern part of the state, which occurred along a different stretch than the controversial XL pipeline addition, coated an estimated half-acre of wetland, officials said. Two years ago, 407,000 gallons of oil spilled onto farmland in northeastern South Dakota. James Dewey, a spokesman for the State Department, told NPR that the department had received fewer than 100 comments as of Wednesday. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, speaks at Standing Rock High School, Oct. 8, 2019, in Fort Yates, N.D.. Thunberg's visit was part of a panel discussion on American Indian opposition to pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.
The oily soil is being stockpiled and will be taken to a landfill in Sawyer, North Dakota, he said. An aerial view shows cars and a bus driving on a street at an autumnal forest near Hattingen, western Germany, on Oct. 26, 2020. Keystone XL has been the subject of environmental protests for years. The leak marks the pipeline’s second major spill in two years — a 2017 oil leak in South Dakota was discovered last year to have spilled more than 400,000 gallons of oil after the pipeline broke. Keystone Pipeline Leaks In North Dakota, Second Big Spill In Two Years. Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, estimated its pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million litres) of oil. The Keystone pipeline system, an addition to which has been the subject of environmental protests for years, leaked about 383,000 gallons of crude oil in North Dakota, covering an estimated half-acre of wetland, state environmental regulators said. “We’ve always said it’s not a question of whether a pipeline will spill, but when, and once again TC Energy has made our case for us,” Collentine said. The company initially reported the spill at around half that size.
Keystone pipeline leaks 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota, just days before Nebraska decides its fate. (CNN)Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels of oil -- 383,040 gallons -- was discovered, TC Energy company said in a statement. "It has never been 'if' a pipeline breaks but rather 'when'.". “We’ve always said it’s not a question of whether a pipeline will spill, but when, and once again TC Energy has made our case for us.”.
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Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels of oil -- 383,040 gallons -- was discovered, TC Energy company said in a statement.
A judge will soon decide whether Trump had the authority to issue an executive order approving the $8 billion project. It has never been if a pipeline breaks but rather when,” said Joyce Braun, frontline community organizer of the Indigenous Environmental Network.
“This is exactly the kind of spill we are worried about when it comes to the Keystone XL being built. Tuesday’s leak occurred along a stretch of the existing Keystone pipeline system, not the 1,179-mile addition to that system known as the Keystone XL pipeline, he said.
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