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'Pipelines blow up and people die.' After a series of deadly accidents, Congress created an office to oversee the nation's oil and gas pipelines. A decade later, it's become the can't-do agency. By Elana Schor and Andrew Restuccia, Politico (Ap 21, 2015).
Section of Mississippi River reopened near Hartford after diesel fuel leak. AP, Q-C News (Ap 20, 2015).
Canada's own oil pipeline problem. By Alistair MacDonald and Paul Vieira, Wall Street Journal (Ap 19, 2015).
South Carolina-to-Jacksonville pipeline could use old eminent domain laws to take needed land. By Mary Landers, The Florida Times-Union (Ap 19, 2015).
Another PG&E pipeline explosion: What was learned from the 2010 explosion? By Alexander LaCasse (Ap 18, 2015).
Line Break has yet to be found. By Casey Junkins, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register (Ap 17, 2015).
US lifts operating sanctions on Adair County natural gas pipeline involved in 2014 blast. By Marcus Green, WDRB (Ap 17, 2015).
Frustrated by pipeline safety oversight, legislators question PHMSA's effectiveness. By Sarah Smith, SNL (Ap 15, 2015).
County committee requires pipeline operator Enbridge Energy to carry pollution insurance. By Jeff Glaze, Wisconsin State Journal (April 15, 2015).
Judge supports Sandpiper pipeline in northern Minnesota. By David Shaffer, Star Tribune (April 13, 2015).
Bakken pipeline meets stiff opposition in Minnesota. By Daniel Cusick, Midwestern Energy News (April 13, 2015).
NEB's role strikes a crude balance between safety and demand. By Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail (Ap 12, 2015).
After two Montana breaks, scrutiny builds over federal pipeline regs. By Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette (April 5, 2015).
Flawed steel still in wide use in oil pipelines. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (April 3, 2015).
Oil product spill hits North Dakota wetland. By Daniel Graeber, UPI (April 2, 2015).
BLM unaware oil company was using pipeline. By Heather Richards, Buffalo Bulletin (Ap 1, 2015).
Decision on PG&E punishment expected in April. By George Avalos, Contra Costa Times (March 31, 2015).
Two years after Exxon's Mayflower spill, will tougher pipeline rules go beyond talk? By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Mar 30, 2015).
FERC: Alternate Nexus pipeline route should be reviewed. By Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal (March 27, 2015).
BLM confirms True Oil trespassing at time of spill. By Heather Richards, Buffalo Bulletin (March 25, 2015).
Funds for safety went to utility execs' pay instead, PUC president says. By Marc Lifsher, LA Times (March 25, 2015).
Pipeline Nation: America's broken industry [VIDEO]. By Nilo Tabrizy, ViceNews (March 23, 2015).
What is the US government doing to prevent the next oil pipeline disaster? OpEd by Jeffrey Insko, ViceNews (March 23, 2015).
Special report: Location important in pipeline planning, operation. By Shane Hoover, CantonReg (March 23, 2015).
Special report: How safe are pipelines? By Shane Hoover, CantonRep (March 21,2015).
Panel urges stronger oversight on state-controlled gas pipelines. By Brendan Gibbons, Citizens Voice (March 20, 2015).
Investigators uncover new leaks in brand of pipe with history of issues in Arizona. By Lauren Gilger and Shawn Martin, ABC15 (March 19, 2015).
Science vs spin: dilbit sinks in the real world, but not in studies funded by oil industry. By Justin Mikulka, DesmogBlog (March 19, 2015).
Canada regulator probing TransCanada over safety allegations. By Mike De Souza, Reuters (March 18, 2015).
DOT quietly floats overhaul for aging US oil pipeline network. By Mike Lee, EnergyWire (March 16, 2015).
"The village became a living torch:" The 25th anniversary of Blenheim's pipeline disaster. By Julia Reischel, Watershed Post (Mar 13, 2015).
Keystone isn't the only pipeline proposal out there. By Sarah Tory, High Country News (March 11, 2015).
Don't kill Keystone XL. Regulate it. By Jonathan Waldman, NY Times (Mar 6, 2015).
Dire straights, on the Great Lakes pipeline. By Ken Winter, Detroit News (Mar 5, 2015).
TransCanada is seizing people's land to build keystone, but conservatives have been dead silent. By Josh Israel & Katie Valentine, ClimateProgress (Mar 1, 2015).
Colorado pipeline spills happen in regulatory vacuum. By Bruce Finley, The Denver Post (Feb 24, 2015).
Bills add regulations, research for pipelines in North Dakota. By Amy Dalrymple, InForum (Feb 23, 2015).
Yellowstone: rupture probe is stalled, but pipeline restart plan moving forward. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Feb 20, 2015).
State officials misrepresent North Dakota's spill problem. By Emily Guerin, Inside Energy (Feb 16, 2015).
Oil spill cleanups are a myth, change needed now. By Scott Bosse, Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Feb 12, 2015).
Pipeline safety bill filed. By Pam Wright, Central Kentucky News (Feb 11, 2015).
Sandpiper oil pipeline divides Minnesota. By Greg Vandegrift, KARE11 (Feb 10, 2015).
Natural gas pipeline battle in Michigan moves south. By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News (Feb 10, 2015).
Pipeline safety advocates concerned about lack of inspectors. By Kara Holsopple, The Allegheny Front (Feb 6, 2015).
Yellowstone oil spills expose threat to pipelines under rivers nationwide. By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News (Feb 6, 2015).
Pipeline concerns draw crickets from legislature. By John Hult, Argus Leader (Feb 5, 2015).
Residents sound off, say they're skeptical of pipeline. By Martha Shanahan, The Keene Sentinel (Feb 5, 2015).
Opinion: Oil pipelines are going to keep breaking in rivers. By Alexis Bonogofsky, HCN (Feb 5, 2015).
Obama proposes more pipeline safety money in new federal budget. By Laura Olson, The Morning Call (Feb 2, 2015).
6 counties cut from proposed ET Rover pipeline route. By Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press (Feb 2, 2015).
Montana oil spill latest in a long line of True companies pipeline breaks. By Benjamin Storrow, Casper Star-Tribune (Jan 31, 2015).
NTSB: San Bruno pipeline blast an example safety oversight flaws. AP (Jan 27, 2015).
Right of Way: Pipelines wield eminent domain as they forge costly new paths. By Sarah Smith and Sean Sullivan, SNL (Jan 27-28, 2015; 2-part series).
Ethane pipeline blast creates fireball. By Casey Junkins, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register (Jan 27, 2015).
No deal on Enbridge pipeline insurance. By Mike Ivey, The Capital Times (Jan 27, 2015).
North Dakota pipeline leaked 3 million gallons of brine in oil drilling. By Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press (Jan 21, 2015).
Ice hinders cleanup of Yellowstone oil pipeline spill. By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News (Jan 21, 2015).
Cancer-Causing Agent Detected in Water After Pipeline Spill. By Matthew Brown, Associated Press (Jan 20, 2015).
Pipeline at 'moderate risk' for failure; cleanup begins in Yellowstone River oil spill. By Larry Mayer, Billings Gazette (Jan 19, 2015).
The other pipeline you should worry about. By Dan Kaufman, NY Times (Jan 16, 2015).
Kinder Morgan won't disclose oil pipeline emergency plan. By Jeff Nagel, BC Local News (Jan 16, 2015).
Pipeline officials answer some questions, fuel other concerns. By Pam Wright, The Advocate Messenger News (Jan 16, 2015).
PUC to pressure city on replacing aged gas mains. By Andrew Maykuth, Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan 12, 2015).
Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics. By Steven Verburg, WiscNews (Jan 11, 2015).
Oil pipeline draws passionate debate. By Kirsti Marohn, St. Cloud Times (Jan 9, 2015).
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