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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; where there’s gas, there are leaks.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; where there’s gas, there are leaks.

There will be no environmental effect from the natural gas pipelines in Myanmar. Deputy Minister of Energy U Aung Htoo has spoken, and declared it so. It's nice to know that Myanmar's Deputy Minister of Energy U Aung Htoo can be so confident when the rest of the world is constantly pulling a modern HAZMAT type "Hans Brinker" to plug the [...]

Kerala Leak Ignored for Twenty Years

Kerala Leak Ignored for Twenty Years

A fifteen to twenty year long leak in Bank Junction has a neighborhood knee-deep in water, thanks to the Kerala Water Authority’s failure to stem a leak in their LPSC pipeline. The standing water is dangerous to the immediate ten neighbors whose properties are inundated. The water apparently floods the area regularly, twice a [...]

Whitecourt Pipeline Leak brought to you by Apache

Whitecourt Pipeline Leak brought to you by Apache

A pipeline owned by Apache Canada Ltd. has leaked 1.6 million litres of produced water northwest of Edmonton. The pipeline carries "produced water" (naturally occuring in oil and gas producing geological formations) into a tributary 20 kilometres northwest of Whitecourt. There is no description of what chemicals are dissolved in the water, or [...]

Pipeline Leaks

Pipeline Leaks

Technology for pipeline leaks is lagging behind, apparently. The statistics for leaky pipelines shows that of about 250 leaks from monitored systems, the monitoring system only caught 19.5 percent. That's a pretty low percentage, but, to my way of thinking, at least 19% means about 47 leaks were found. That's 47 leaks that might have otherwise [...]

Glue And Fracking Make Protesting Partners

Glue And Fracking Make Protesting  Partners

An anti-fracking protester at the Barton Moss drilling site in Greater Manchester glued herself to the gate. It took two hours for police to pry her loose. She was arrested. Another day at the same location, two women glued themselves to a concrete barrel, blocking the road from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. They were arrested. Fracking [...]

New Fracking Rules

New Fracking Rules

The new Fracking rules issued in California take effect on January 1st. Drillers are required to alert neighboring landowners at least 30 days before fracking. The law requires monitoring of well water before and after companies drill. Monitoring would be managed by the Department of Conservation, the Air Resources Board, and regional [...]

Erin Brockovich Honored at Dec. 6 Eco benefit at the Georgia Aquarium

Erin Brockovich Honored at Dec. 6 Eco benefit at the Georgia Aquarium

Erin Brockovich is receiving this year’s Captain Planet Foundation Protector of the Earth Award. Living legend Erin Brockovich is the force behind the largest environmental injury settlement in U.S. history. That legend inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich" Take a look at what the CPF Protector of the earth is all about here. Captain [...]

Genesee & Wyoming Train Line Reopened after Derailment

Genesee & Wyoming Train Line Reopened after Derailment

Ten days after the derailment of a Genesee & Wyoming train carrying crude oil, no word has been released of how much oil has contaminated the Alabama wetlands, in spite of pools of oil at the wreckage. An estimated eight thousand gallons of oily and sludge has already been removed after ninety tank cars derailed on November eighth near Aliceville. [...]

Mexico: Gas Pipeline Leak and Evacuation

Mexico: Gas Pipeline Leak and Evacuation

A Salamanca-Guadalajara pipeline gas pipeline leak in Tlajomulco Mexico corn field lead to the evacuation of 4500 to 7,500, including pupils and staff from 15 local schools and all residents living within a kilometer of the site. The leak is currently being blamed on gas thieves making a "clandestine tap." Pemax AKA Petroleos Mexicanos oil [...]

Oil Spill in Smithville

Oil Spill in Smithville

Four hundred barrels (seventeen thousand gallons) of crude oil spilled in Smithville when a Koch Pipeline company's eight inch pipeline leaked into a private stock pond and two overflow reservoirs. The pipeline goes to Corpus Christi. The source of the leak has not been found, but news reports from SWS Environmental and Koch pipeline company [...]

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