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House pipeline bill would delay new safety measures

By | 09.21.11 | 5:46 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinAs the President considers whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a Republican bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would prohibit regulators from implementing safety rules recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Senate pipeline safety bill includes some measures sought by watchdogs

By | 05.05.11 | 10:37 am

Image by: Matt MahurinAs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation takes up pipeline safety legislation today, watchdog groups say that the measure contains good elements to address recent pipeline disasters — such as the San Bruno, Calif., gas explosion and the Marshall, Mich., oil spill –but could still use some improvement. More…

DOT considering permit to move contaminated steam generators through Great Lakes

By | 04.01.11 | 4:06 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation gave notice this week that it has begun considering whether to grant the Canadian company Bruce Power permission to move 16 radioactively contaminated steam generators through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

In a notice in the March 30 Federal Register DOT’s Pipeline More…

Ontario Indians union protests plans to ship radioactive waste over Great Lakes

By | 03.24.11 | 3:38 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

The Union of Ontario Indians will battle a plan to ship 1,600 tons of radioactive waste from the Bruce nuclear power complex to Sweden via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, the group announced this week.

UOI, a political advocacy organization that represents 39 First Nation communities in Ontario, More…

Enbridge expected to face criminal charges over Michigan spill

By | 03.07.11 | 10:06 am

Image by: Matt MahurinThe former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s environmental crimes section said Friday that the oil and gas company Enbridge will likely face criminal charges over its 2010 Michigan pipeline rupture.

On July 26, an Enbridge oil pipeline that runs

Groups urge oversight of tar sands pipelines

By | 02.18.11 | 9:20 am

As the U.S. State Dept. considers a proposal to build a nearly 2,000-mile long pipeline to transport Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, key questions about the safety of moving tar sands by pipeline remain unanswered, watchdog groups warned this week.

U.S. could stop nuclear waste transport over Great Lakes

By | 02.09.11 | 9:03 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has the authority to block a controversial plan to ship radioactive waste over the Great Lakes.

Last week the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission approved a plan to ship 16-school bus sized steam generators from the Bruce Nuclear Station on Lake Huron More…