An Updated Anaylsis of Pipeline Incidents

This article provides updated analysis of 4,215 pipeline incidents from 2010-2016, with 100 fatalities, 470 injuries, and damages exceeding $3.4 billion.

Source: An Updated Anaylsis of Pipeline Incidents

FracTracker Alliance Home – insights empowering action

Home page. FracTracker studies, maps, & communicates the risks of oil & gas development to protect our planet & support the renewable energy transformation.

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Source: EnsuringSafeandReliableUndergroundNaturalGasStorage-FinalRepor…_0.pdf

US Pipelines Incidents Are a Daily Occurrence – FracTracker Alliance

Recently, there has been a lot of attention focused on the Mayflower, Arkansas pipeline failure that resulted in a massive oil spill, particularly as it comes at a time when discussions of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project are once again heating up.  However, the situation is far from unusual.  In fact, according to data …

Source: US Pipelines Incidents Are a Daily Occurrence – FracTracker Alliance

Luck Rides The Rails: Another Near Miss with an “Insane” Bakken Oil Bomb Train | DeSmogBlog

Luck was in abundance on Friday in Mosier, Oregon where the latest Bakken oil train derailed and erupted into flames near a 50-home residential area and a school.

Source: Luck Rides The Rails: Another Near Miss with an “Insane” Bakken Oil Bomb Train | DeSmogBlog

Oil Train Blast Zone

Millions of American live in the blast zone. Do you?

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Bomb Trains | Chicago magazine | May 2016

They’re explosive. Pervasive. And their movements are cloaked in secrecy. Their nickname? Bomb trains. And they roll through the heart of Chicago.

Source: Bomb Trains | Chicago magazine | May 2016

Using freight maps and firsthand reporting, the West Coast environmental advocacy group Stand has assembled a national map of the most common crude oil train routes and created an interactive website that allows users to determine how far any U.S. location is from these routes.


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25 million Americans live within one mile of a bomb train route. Are you one of them?

As you read this, train cars are crisscrossing the nation carrying a highly volatile form of crude oil. Known as “bomb trains,” these cars have a history of devastating explosions – threatening lives and waterways – when involved in any kind of an accident.

Our report, Deadly Crossing: Neglected Bridges & Exploding Oil Trains, details the danger. The report includes the findings of a grassroots network of advocates who conducted inspections across the United States and identified significant areas of concern with 114 railway bridges along known and potential routes of explosive oil trains.

What they found should alarm us all.

The condition of our nation’s rail infrastructure is dismal. And, according to a study by our report partners, ForestEthics, it threatens the lives of more than 25 million Americans who live within one mile of an oil train route, known as the bomb train blast zone. You may be one of them.

Help us take the findings of this new report to the federal government and demand that bomb trains stop endangering lives and waterways.

FRACKED GAS HIGHWAYS: Pipelines feed demand, rattle neighbors

State approval is pending for more pipelines and compressors along routes across Chemung, Broome, Tompkins and other upstate counties.

Source: FRACKED GAS HIGHWAYS: Pipelines feed demand, rattle neighbors

Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles

Since October, a leaking underground natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles has released vast amounts of methane, its main ingredient, into the atmosphere, becoming one of the nation’s worst environmental accidents, as methane starts off 100 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Host Steve Curwood and Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineer at Cornell University discuss the blowout, including. Professor Ingraffea’s belief that this disaster may be a harbinger of what’s ahead for these aging storage facilities.

Source: Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles