Texas, North Dakota oil spills

This video from the USA says about itself:

Oil Spills Erupt In North Dakota, Public Kept In Dark

2 Nov 2013

“North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

According to records obtained by The Associated Press, the pipeline spills — many of them small — are among some 750 “oil field incidents” that have occurred since January 2012 without public notification.

“That’s news to us,” said Don Morrison, director of the Dakota Resource Council, an environmental-minded landowner group with more than 700 members in North Dakota.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Greenville, Texas Oil Spill: Plains Pipeline Leaks Northeast Of Dallas

Posted: 11/06/2013 5:00 pm EST  |  Updated: 11/06/2013 5:21 pm EST

An oil spill was reported several miles north of Greenville, Texas this week. Hunt County officials first received word of a rupture in the Plains Pipeline on Tuesday night, KETR radio reports. At least one family has been evacuated.

The extent of the damage remains unknown and cleanup will take at least several days, KLTV reports.

Employees of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA have tweeted several images of the scene.

North Dakota: Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost: here.

December 2013: Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area. This development will have future implications in the guided delivery of oil and effective blockage of oil spreading: here.

Chemical spill leaves 300,000 without water in West Virginia: here.

Galveston Bay oil spill imperils thousands of birds: here.

“The Los Angeles Fire Department says a ruptured oil pipe near the suburb of Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets.” Check out raw video of the oil burst. [AP]

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