Weeks Before Startup, Holes Found in Keystone XL Pipeline

The southern half of Transcanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is supposed to begin pumping up to 700,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day through the Cushing, OK to Port Arthur, TX route within weeks. But is it ready to operate safely?…

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Texas is Fracked: More than 30 Towns Will be Out of Water due to Fracking

More than 30 towns in West Texas will soon be out of water as a direct result of diverting their well water for use in hydraulic fracking. Largely unregulated fracking, it should be said. Largely unregulated fracking that is definitely putting arsenic into the ground it happens to be drying out. Before you start acting horrified, though, consider: this is exactly what Texas’ mental-midget teabillies voted for.

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Video: Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes Under a Cornfield in Illinois

A natural gas pipeline exploded beneath a cornfield last night, producing a massive, 300 foot high fireball and a pressure wave that could be felt more than 3 miles away. Watch video of the fire that air-traffic reports indicate was visible from the air from more than 160 miles away in Pawnee.

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The First Rule of Frack Club: We Don't Talk About Fracking

The Hallowich family sued the gas companies over to the harmful environmental and negative health impact caused to their land and family by gas fracking operations. The case settled with about $750,000 ending up in the hands of the Hallowich family to re-locate, but here’s the weird part: The 7- and 10-year-old Hallowich children have been barred from discussing details of the case for the rest of their lives.

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