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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He …


Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

A California jury found a pipeline company guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state’s worst coastal spill in 25 years, prosecutors …


Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:31 p.m.

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

Canada’s federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built.


Pipeline protesters come down from trees

A mother and daughter who had been camped high in trees for five weeks to protest a natural gas pipeline near Roanoke, Virginia, climbed down from their roosts Saturday after …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

A 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land …


Pipeline company asks judge to suspend order halting project

The company building a crude oil pipeline through environmentally sensitive wetlands in Louisiana’s swampy Cajun Country asked a federal judge Monday to suspend her own order temporarily halting construction.


Pipeline protester’s elderly exploitation case dismissed

Authorities have dropped a second charge against a Bismarck woman accused of abusing and exploiting her elderly mother during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.


Proposed pipeline could move North Dakota natural gas

Company officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and reduce wasteful flaring of excess gas.


Judge: Lawsuit challenging Keystone pipeline can continue

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Alaska signs deal to advance pipeline with help from China

The state of Alaska took a major step toward realizing a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major …


Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

Minnesota judge allows ‘necessity defense’ in pipeline case

A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a “necessity defense,” enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline

Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it’s cancelling a plan to build a pipeline that would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast.


Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline, feds say

Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year to complete, U.S. officials said in court documents in which they …


Oregon voters approve Portland schools bond, reject Coos County pipeline ban

Portland voters Tuesday approved the largest school bond in state history, which would raise taxes to address high levels of lead in drinking water at nearly every school and pay …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:50 p.m.

Signs of oil boomlet in North Dakota after pipeline finished

More than two years after the state’s unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota – the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas – is experiencing a sort …


Senators want more details on Corps’ Dakota Access decisions

Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

Company places oil in Dakota Access pipeline

The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to halt natural gas flow

The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily shut down gas production that feeds into the line.


Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite ‘threats’

The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the line.


Alaska underwater pipeline leak may have started in December

A federal pipeline safety office says natural gas leaking from an underwater pipeline in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have started flowing in December.


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Trump drops pipeline’s US steel requirement

A few weeks ago, when President Donald Trump signed a directive clearing several hurdles out of the way of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the White House touted a new …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Wells Fargo offers to end Seattle’s banking contract now

Wells Fargo has offered the city of Seattle the chance to break its contract now, after the city council voted to cut ties with the banking giant over its role …


North Dakota, feds address garbage left at pipeline protest camp

Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dakota Access pipeline opponents.


Charges refiled against pipeline protester after hung jury

Charges have been refiled against an Oregon man who tried to shut off an oil pipeline north of Seattle last fall to make a statement about climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Company to resume work to finish Dakota Access pipeline

With the green light from the federal government, the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project. Opponents …


Standing Rock Sioux want ‘no forcible removal’ of protesters from Dakota Access pipeline site

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe officials said this weekend that while they were working with federal authorities to stabilize the situation at the Dakota Access pipeline protest site, they were not …


Amy Goodman: Pipeline politics ruinous for tribe, environment

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II said in a press release after Trump’s actions, “Creating a second Flint does not make America great again.”