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Gas Company Responsible for Fatal Pipeline Explosion Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

Gas Company Responsible for Fatal Pipeline Explosion Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in court on Monday to all 28 counts in the indictment, including obstruction of justice.
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Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To CA Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed

Four Years Later, Systemic Failures That Led To CA Gas Pipeline Explosion Revealed
Systemic problems led to the failure of a gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, and a subsequent explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. The city's mayor has called for the ouster of key officials who negligently avoided fixing the problem at the behest of the energy industry they were supposed to regulate.
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Exxon, PHMSA Withholding Key Documents on Pegasus Pipeline as Restart Nears

Exxon, PHMSA Withholding Key Documents on Pegasus Pipeline as Restart Nears
The southern leg of ExxonMobil's idled Pegasus oil pipeline, a segment regulators say is susceptible to seam ruptures, might be restarted as early as this week. Residents along the pipeline and others, however, have no idea whether—or how—the pipeline has been made safe because the information is not publicly available.
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Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved

Midwesterners Could See 10-20 Cent Spike in Gas Prices if Keystone XL Gets Approved
Recent polling has indicated strong support by the American public for approving construction of the Keystone XL Canadian tar sands export pipeline. Yet, this support is based on a series of falsehoods, spread by the very people who stand to benefit from the pipeline’s approval.
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High-Tech Oil Pipeline Monitors Catch Less Than 20 Percent Of Leaks

High-Tech Oil Pipeline Monitors Catch Less Than 20 Percent Of Leaks
Coming just a week after Canada’s foreign minister traveled to Washington, D.C., and called on the Obama administration to make a decision on Keystone XL pipeline, the results of a new paper's analysis contradict the oil industry’s claims that the safety of pipelines can be ensured through existing measures. According to the Wall Street Journal, which looked at data on 251 spills that occurred on private property, the industry's pipeline monitoring equipment was the first to detect a leak in just 19.5 percent of incidents.
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A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town

A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town
Eight months after an ExxonMobil pipeline leaked Canadian oil across an Arkansas subdivision, a cloud of uncertainty looms large over the young families, singles and retirees who chose the affordable, decade-old Northwoods neighborhood to establish roots. Nearly half of them have put their houses up for sale in search of a fresh start they never wanted.
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Canadian Tar Sands Companies Set Sights on Vulnerable Mobile, AL

Canadian Tar Sands Companies Set Sights on Vulnerable Mobile, AL
Alabama citizens fight back as Canadian oil companies attempt to turn the Mobile area into a tar sands mecca. Pipelines, oil storage facilities, and special train cars all pose serious environmental risks to the area.
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