Indian Country 52 #43 – OIL (North Dakota)
“North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.”
– Huffington Post, Nearly 300 Pipeline Spills In North Dakota Have Gone Unreported To The Public Since January 2012.
“There’s one spill in particular that seems to have grabbed the AP’s attention: a massive — 865,000 gallon — oil spill from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in the state last month, which covered several acres of a nearby farm.”
– Atlantic Wire, North Dakota Keeps its Oil Spills Nice and Quiet.
“Democrats in North Dakota are seeking legislation that would make it mandatory for the state to report all oil and other hazardous spills and leaks to the public, regardless of their size.”
– Think Progress, North Dakota Lawmakers Want To Make All Oil Spills Public.
“As it turned out, a Tesoro Logistics pipeline had ruptured, spreading more than 865,000 gallons of oil across seven acres of Mr. Jensen’s farm. The spill is one of the largest inland oil pipeline accidents in the United States.”
– The New York Times, Oil Spill in North Dakota Raises Detection Concerns.
“Tesoro Logistics — the company whose pipeline spilled more than 800,000 gallons of fracked Bakken Shale oil in rural North Dakota in September — has hired infamous contractor Witt O’Brien’s to oversee its clean-up of the biggest fracked oil spill in U.S. history.”
– Desmogblog.com, Firm with History of Spill Cover-Ups Hired to Clean Up North Dakota Oil Spill.
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