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(Reuters)   Nebraskan farmers to make the strongest, most compelling case than we've ever heard against Keystone pipeline by pointing out how it may hurt some white people   ( reuters.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 02:02:29 PM  
with the price of oil where it is and unlikely to rise significantly in the foreseeable future, the only reason to build the damn thing is because STIGGINIT.
 
2017-04-20 02:17:53 PM  
Ha! Nebraskans tend to be Conservative because they are stubbornly, fiercely independent. Eminent Domain arguments aren't going to go over well no matter how it's framed.
 
2017-04-20 02:58:18 PM  
Corn is always interesting.
 
2017-04-20 03:02:54 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 03:08:11 PM  

BalugaJoe: Corn is always interesting.


I think it's more cattle out there.
 
2017-04-20 08:09:51 PM  
Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?
 
2017-04-20 08:22:46 PM  
Obama only nixed it because of the pipeline that is going to the Pacific so Canada can sell to China
 
2017-04-20 08:23:18 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?


Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.
 
2017-04-20 08:23:23 PM  

BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]


Isn't the pipeline supposed to go through that blank space where Nebraska and South Dakota are? I just realized what a stupid talking point that is.

My gripe is more about how proponents keep trying to claim how it's going to make us energy independent even though.

A. The pipeline ends at a massive port in Texas.
B. Midwestern states already get this oil from Alberta.

The real objective reason they want this built is because oil companies want to stop selling their glut at a discounted rate to the Midwestern states.

And I'm fine with that. But blatantly lying about the intent and "benefits" of this pipeline are a deal breaker for me.
 
2017-04-20 08:26:26 PM  
Possible harm to white people is about the only way this pipeline will be stopped under this administration.
After all, the current location the builders chose was determined by the pipeline's potential harm to other white people.
/same as it ever was
 
2017-04-20 08:26:55 PM  
Do they think Trump will care?
 
2017-04-20 08:30:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Isn't the pipeline supposed to go through that blank space where Nebraska and South Dakota are? I just realized what a stupid talking point that is.

My gripe is more about how proponents keep trying to claim how it's going to make us energy independent even though.

A. The pipeline ends at a massive port in Texas.
B. Midwestern states already get this oil from Alberta.

The real objective reason they want this built is because oil companies want to stop selling their glut at a discounted rate to the Midwestern states.

And I'm fine with that. But blatantly lying about the intent and "benefits" of this pipeline are a deal breaker for me.


See, since there's already pipe lines, that means any new pipeline is zero environmental threat.  Just like if someone shoots a gun at you and misses, it's ok for them to keep shooting because you've already proved you can't be harmed by bullets.

As for the article:
WHAT.  But I've been assured by Top Conservatives in multiple states that only coastal liberals care about the pipeline.
 
2017-04-20 08:30:53 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.


Fair point.
 
2017-04-20 08:32:22 PM  
XL pipeline thru Nebraska? Welcome to The Mexico Wall Lite.
 
2017-04-20 08:33:26 PM  
I did not realize that it was that serious.
 
2017-04-20 08:38:10 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.


Exactly. Too many people wanting to blame race when it's painfully obvious race is only one factor. And quite often it's not the biggest factor by much.

Rich folk often get rich and stay rich by acting like (or actually being) sociopaths. By taking advantage of other human beings, by doing things other human beings won't do, by hurting other people in order to gain an advantage. They might prefer to pick on minorities if they have a choice, but damn few are seriously going "I won't dump my toxic waste here because I might hurt some white folk." At best they're going "How does this play on TV or social media?"
 
2017-04-20 08:40:06 PM  
LOL welcome to issue voting Trump. You always hurt someone.
 
2017-04-20 08:41:41 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Isn't the pipeline supposed to go through that blank space where Nebraska and South Dakota are? I just realized what a stupid talking point that is.

My gripe is more about how proponents keep trying to claim how it's going to make us energy independent even though.

A. The pipeline ends at a massive port in Texas.
B. Midwestern states already get this oil from Alberta.

The real objective reason they want this built is because oil companies want to stop selling their glut at a discounted rate to the Midwestern states.

And I'm fine with that. But blatantly lying about the intent and "benefits" of this pipeline are a deal breaker for me.

See, since there's already pipe lines, that means any new pipeline is zero environmental threat.  Just like if someone shoots a gun at you and misses, it's ok for them to keep shooting because you've already proved you can't be harmed by bullets.

As for the article:
WHAT.  But I've been assured by Top Conservatives in multiple states that only coastal liberals care about the pipeline.


Well, a coast is land that borders a body of water. And Nebraska has lakes, so it has coasts. Ergo...
 
2017-04-20 08:46:06 PM  

BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]


Many of them you shiatheel.

img.fark.net

In fact lets see what google has to say about it

img.fark.net

AND Furthermore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_Unite​d​_States_in_the_21st_century

Lets just look at 2015 and 2016

2015
On January 14, during work to free a trapped inline inspection unit, a leak was discovered on the Evangeline Pipeline, near Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This pipeline had been given a Corrective Action Order in October 2014, due to a number of leaks.[510][511][512]
Also on January 14, a gas pipeline exploded near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi, creating a sizable crater in the ground and burning 6 acres of vegetation before the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The failure was due to a "hard spot" from manufacturing, that already had a repair sleeve on it. There are 788 sleeves on the Index 129 pipeline from Edna, Texas, to Sterlington, Louisiana; and, 726 sleeves on the Index 130 pipeline from Marchand Junction, Louisiana to Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both were built from pipe made in 1952.[513][514][515]
On January 16, a transmission pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas had an equipment malfunction in Walthall County, Mississippi.[516]
On January 17, oil from a broken pipeline seeped into the Yellowstone River, and contaminated the water supply 10 miles south of Glendive, Montana. The release was from Bridger Pipeline LLC's 12-inch Poplar line, which can carry 42,000 barrels a day of crude from the Bakken Formation and runs from Canada south to Baker, Montana. Bridger Pipeline is a subsidiary of True Cos., a privately held Wyoming-based company. The company said in a statement that the pipeline was shut down within an hour of the leak. About 30,000 gallons of crude was spilled, with about 28,000 gallons of crude being lost.[517][518][519]
On January 21, a petroleum products pipeline in Honolulu, Hawaii ruptured, due to external corrosion, spilling about 42,000 gallons of petroleum product, of which about 22,000 gallons was lost.[520]
On January 21, a crude oil pipeline pump station caught fire northwest of Texas City, Texas. Texas City fire officials said that company officials reported that there had been issues with the pump station over the weekend.[521]
On January 26, a 20-inch ATEX pipeline carrying ethane exploded and burned in Brooke County, West Virginia. Despite snow in the area, five acres of woodlands burned, and 1,283,000 gallons of ethane were consumed or lost. The fireball melted siding on nearby homes and damaged power lines; it is believed that day's snowy weather lessened the damage. Initial reports suspect a girth weld failure, with the pipeline being less than two years old. There were no injuries.[448][522][523]
On January 29, near Bowling Green, Missouri, a rupture in a Rockies Express 42-inch natural gas pipeline blew a 20 by 20-foot crater and forced a six-hour evacuation of 50 families. The rupture occurred in a vacant field a few yards east of Pike County Road 43. Strong winds helped dissipate gas until a temporary cap was put in place.[524] This explosion caused $2,672,345 in property damage and was due to a fault in the pipe's fabrication or construction.[525]
On February 10 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the temperature caused "natural force damage" to a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline, causing $55,150 worth of property damage.[516]
On February 17, a suspected electrical arc made a hole in a Marathon Petroleum pipeline in Shively, Kentucky, spill about 6,700 gallons of jet fuel. More than 2,500 tons of soil were removed to clean up the area.[526][527]
On February 25, a 26-inch crude oil pipeline in Navarro County near the Town of Dawson, Texas, failed, spill about 50 barrels of crude oil. Near the failure, investigation showed that the pipe had lost about 80% of its thickness, due to external corrosion. This anomaly was not seen in a 2011 test of this pipeline.[528]
On March 2, a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked due to equipment failure, causing $281,890 of property damage in Marshall, Mississippi.[516]
On March 13 a pipeline Patrol pilot identified an oil sheen on a pond near Tehuacana Creek, Texas which was then linked to a leaking 10 inch petroleum products pipeline. About 50 barrels of diesel fuel were spilled.[529]
On March 20, a pipe owned by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas failed in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and on March 23, another of that subsidiary's pipes failed due to equipment malfunction in Augusta, Georgia, causing $311,785 in property damage.[516]
On April 9, 2 Williams Companies pipelines broke within hours of each other in Marshall County, West Virginia. A 4-inch condensate pipeline broke at 8 pm local time, spilling about 132 barrels of condensate into a creek. Around 10:50 pm local time, a 12-inch gas pipeline ruptured. There was no fire or injuries. Heavy rains were said to be the cause of the failures.[530][531]
On April 13, a Kinder Morgan / Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America pipeline exploded and burned near Borger, Texas. One home was evacuated, but, there were no injuries. The explosion, caused by equipment failure due to environmental cracking, caused $455,000 in property damage.[532]
On April 17, a 12-inch natural gas pipeline near Fresno, California operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Corp was ruptured by a backhoe. The resulting explosion killed 1 person and injured 12 others.[533]
On May 15, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked in Powell County, Kentucky causing $23,400 in property damage.[516]
On May 19, a Plains All American Pipeline oil pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, also near Goleta, California, spilling about 124,000 gallons of crude oil. It is referred to as the Refugio Oil Spill.[534][535]
On May 31, a 24-inch natural gas back-up pipeline that runs under the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas ruptured releasing 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas. The pipeline was not currently in use. No one was injured. A tugboat was damaged.[536][537]
On June 9 in Moorehouse Parish, Louisiana, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline equipment failed, due to environmental cracking, and leaked, causing $73,395 in property damage.[516]
On June 9, a 24-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. About 130 individuals were evacuated from their homes. No injuries or damage reported. there was no fire The cause was Stress corrosion cracking.[538][539]
On June 10, Kinder Morgan's El Paso Natural Gas control/relief equipment failed and leaked in Gray County, Texas.[516]
On June 13, a 42-inch gas gathering pipeline exploded and burned near Cuero, Texas. 7 homes were evacuated for a time, but there were no injuries.[540]
On June 15, Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America equipment failed for unknown causes, with $260,555 of property damage in Marshall, Texas (that area's third documented Kinder Morgan leak).[516]
On June 18, in Victoria Texas, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline pipe failed due to external corrosion and caused $159,346 in property damage).[516]
On June 22, a truck driver was killed when his rig veered off a highway and broke above ground facilities for a propylene pipeline in Houston, Texas. The highway was closed for several hours while the gas dissipated.[541]
Four workers were hurt on June 25, when a 4-inch gas pipeline exploded at a gas pipeline facility, near White Deer, Texas. 2 of the workers were critically injured. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.[542]
On July 10, a fitting on a 20-inch Plains All American Pipeline crude oil pipeline broke, spilling 4200 gallons of crude oil near Grantfork, Illinois. Much of the crude reached a nearby creek. There were no injuries.[543]
On July 15, two workers were hurt by an explosion, when a bulldozer hit a 4-inch gas pipeline, at an EQT gas compressor station in Worthington, Pennsylvania.[544]
On August 3, a Tennessee Gas Pipeline natural gas pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan ruptured and exploded, with $191,498 in property damage. Later investigation showed that the pipe split along an ERW seam, but, the failure was from stress corrosion cracking.[545][546][547]
On August 7, a natural gas liquids pipeline in Weld County, Colorado burned, after being struck by a third party.[548]
0n August 13, crew working for Colonial Pipeline damaged one of Colonial's lines in Kannapolis, North Carolina, spilling about 6,000 gallons of petroleum product. About 1,000 gallons of product was lost.[205]
On August 13, a natural gas pipeline in Cypress, Texas ruptured and leaked while a contract crew worked in the area. The pipeline was owned by Gulfsouth Pipeline. There were no injuries or immediate damage; residents were evacuated.[549]
On August 26, two maintenance divers were injured while working on a pipeline owned by Boardwalk/Gulf South Pipeline Co. 25 miles offshore of Louisiana when the pipeline ruptured, and the gas ignited.[550]
On September 21, a Colonial Pipeline 32 inch main line was discovered to be leaking in Centreville, Virginia. At least 7,000 gallons of gasoline were spilled, forcing several nearby businesses to close.[551][552]
On October 8, an explosion occurred at a Williams Companies pipeline facility in Gibson, Louisiana. 4 employees were killed, and, one other injured. The cause of the explosion was from procedure not being followed during welding work.[553][554][555]
On November 15, work was being performed on a flow control valve, on a Sunoco 10 inch crude oil pipeline, in Wortham, Texas, when the valve failed, injuring 5 workers, and spilling some crude oil. It was later determined that the valve was under 400 psi of nitrogen pressure when it was being worked on.[556]
On November 30, about 11,000 gallons of gasoline, butane and propane leaked from a pipeline in eastern Summit County, Utah.[557]
On December 8, a contractor drilled into an 8-inch buried oil line (200 mm) that transports oil from a holding station in Ventura to a Wilmington refinery near Long Beach while setting new poles for Southern California Edison along State Route 118 near Somis that spilled about 7,980 U.S. gallons (190 barrels).[558]
2016
On January 2, 3 people were injured, one seriously, one home destroyed, and 50 homes were damaged in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when a leak gas from a gas main entered a home. Preliminary results indicate that a leak occurred at a weld seam on the gas main. Later, Oklahoma regulators filed a complaint over the failure with Oklahoma Natural Gas. The complaint alleged the utility failed to properly inspect its system following eight previous leak failures in the neighborhood going back to 1983.[559][560]
On January 9, a 30-inch Atmos Energy gas transmission pipeline exploded and burned in Robertson County, Texas. 4 families nearby were evacuated.[561]
On January 11, butane leaking from a pipeline storage facility, in Conway, Kansas, forced a closure of a nearby highway for a time.[562]
On February 14, a 6-inch crude oil pipeline broke near Rozet, Wyoming, spilling about 1,500 gallons of crude oil into a creek bed.[563]
On February 16, an explosion and fire occurred at a gas plant in Frio County, Texas. 2 employees at the plant were injured.[564]
On February 24, a 10-inch propane pipeline exploded and burned, near Sulphur, Louisiana. There were no injuries. About 208,000 gallons of propane were burned. The cause was from manufacturing defects.[565][566]
On March 11, about 30,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a leaking plug on a pipeline, at a tank farm in Sioux City, Iowa.[567]
On March 22, about 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a 6-inch petroleum products pipeline in Harwood, North Dakota.[568]
On April 2, the TransCanada Corporation Keystone Pipeline was observed by a local resident to be leaking, near Freeman, South Dakota. The cause was a crack in a girth weld, and amount of tar sands dilbit spill was about 16,800 gallons.[569][570]
On April 12, a pipeline at a gas plant in Woodsboro, Texas exploded, killing 2 men, and injured another worker.[571]
On April 17, a 10 petroleum products pipeline failed in Wabash County, Illinois, resulting in a sheen on the Wabash River. About 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.[572]
On April 29, a 30-inch Texas Eastern/Spectra Energy pipeline exploded, injuring one man, destroying his home and damaging several others. The incident was reported at 8:17 a.m., near the intersection of Routes 819 and 22 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Later, Spectra Energy Corp. announced plans to dig up and assess 263 miles of that pipeline, from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Corrosion had been detected at the failed seam 4 years before the rupture.[573][574][575]
On May 20, a Shell Oil Company pipeline leaked near Tracy, California, spilling about 21,000 gallons of crude oil.[576]
On June 23, a Crimson Pipeline crude oil line leaked in Ventura County, California. Initial reports said the spill size was from 25,200 gallons to 29,000 gallons, but, later reports estimate 45,000 gallons of crude were spilled.[577][578]
On July 6, a Plantation Pipeline line was noticed to be leaking in Goochland County, Virginia. The spill did not reach nearby waterways.[579]
On August 12, contractors were working on one of the main lines in Sunoco Pipeline LP's Nederland, Texas terminal when crude oil burst through a plug that was supposed to hold the oil back in the pipeline and ignited. The contractors were knocked off the platform to the ground, suffering injuries from the fall and severe burns. 7 contractors were injured.[580]
On September 5, a pipeline in Bay Long, Louisiana was hit by dredging operations, resulting in a spill of about 5,300 gallons of crude oil into the water.[581]
On September 9, a Colonial Pipeline mainline leak was noticed by workers on another project, in Shelby County, Alabama. At least 252,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from line.[582][583]
On September 10, a Sunoco pipeline ruptured near Sweetwater, Texas. About 33,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. The pipeline was just over a year old.[584]
On October 11, two Nicor Gas workers were injured, and two townhouse units destroyed in a massive fire and explosion, caused by a gas leak in Romeoville, Illinois.[585]
On October 17, an 8-inch ammonia pipeline started leaking, near Tekamah, Nebraska. A farmer living nearby went to find the source of the ammonia, and was killed by entering the vapor cloud. About 50 people were evacuated from their homes.[586]
On October 19, a contractor in Portland, Oregon hit a 1-inch gas pipeline during work. Within an hour, there were 2 explosions, injuring 8 people, destroying or damaging several buildings, and started a fire. Contractors claim a utility locate was done before work began.[587]
On October 21, an 8-inch Sunoco pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the Susquehanna River. The river was running high at the time.[588]
On October 24, a pipeline ruptured on the Seaway Pipeline, in Cushing, Oklahoma, spraying the area with crude oil.[589]
On October 31, a Colonial Pipeline mainline exploded and burned in Shelby County, Alabama, after accidentally being hit by a track hoe. One worker died at the scene, and 5 others were hospitalized, with one of those workers dying a month later. The explosion occurred approximately several miles from the 9 September 2016 breach.[590][591][592]
On November 29, an Enterprise Products pipeline exploded in Platte County, Missouri, burning an ethane propane mixture. There were no evacuations or injuries.[593]
On December 2, equipment failure in a Denbury Resources source water pipeline led to a leak of approximately 84,000 gallons of source water into Skull Creek, in Bowman County, North Dakota.[594]
On December 5, a 6-inch Belle Fourche pipeline spilled 529,800 gallons of crude oil, into Ash Coulee Creek, in Billings County, North Dakota.[595][596]
Sometime in December, a natural gas pipeline running beneath Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski, Alaska, southwest of Anchorage ruptured, leaking large quantities of natural gas into the water.[597]
 
2017-04-20 08:48:48 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]


Many of them you shiatheel.


img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 08:54:21 PM  
Trump says KXL WIll create 20k plus jobs.

TransCanada says 10k but refuses to provide Reuters specific details.

Gov agency says 2900 jobs of which only 35 will be permanent.

Someone is lying.

I somehow doubt Nebraska's 9% unsettled easement agreements is gonna stop this thing but I'd love to proven wrong.
 
2017-04-20 08:54:53 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Many of them you shiatheel.

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In fact lets see what google has to say about it

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AND Furthermore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United​_States_in_the_21st_century

Lets just look at 2015 and 2016

2015
On January 14, during work to free a trapped inline inspection unit, a leak was discovered on the Evangeline Pipeline, near Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This pipeline had been given a Corrective Action Order in October 2014, due to a number of leaks.[510][511][512]
Also on January 14, a gas pipeline exploded near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi, creating a sizable crater in the ground and burning 6 acres of vegetation before the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The failure was due to a "hard spot" from manufacturing, that already had a repair sleeve on it. There are 788 sleeves on the Index 129 pipeline from Edna, Texas, to Sterlington, Louisiana; and, 726 sleeves on the Index 130 pipeline from Marchand Junction, Louisiana to Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both were built from pipe made in 1952.[513][514][515]
On January 16, a transmission pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas had an equipment malfunction in Walthall County, Mississippi.[516]
On January 17, oil from a broken pipeline seeped into the Yellowstone River, and contaminated the water supply 10 miles south of Glendive, Montana. The release was from Bridger Pipeline LLC's 12-inch Poplar line, which can carry 42,000 barrels a day of crude from the Bakken Formation and runs from Canada south to Baker, Montana. Bridger Pipeline is a subsidiary of True Cos., a privately held Wyoming-based company. The company said in a statement that the pipeline was shut down within an hour of the leak. About 30,000 gallons of crude was spilled, with about 28,000 gallons of crude being lost.[517][518][519]
On January 21, a petroleum products pipeline in Honolulu, Hawaii ruptured, due to external corrosion, spilling about 42,000 gallons of petroleum product, of which about 22,000 gallons was lost.[520]
On January 21, a crude oil pipeline pump station caught fire northwest of Texas City, Texas. Texas City fire officials said that company officials reported that there had been issues with the pump station over the weekend.[521]
On January 26, a 20-inch ATEX pipeline carrying ethane exploded and burned in Brooke County, West Virginia. Despite snow in the area, five acres of woodlands burned, and 1,283,000 gallons of ethane were consumed or lost. The fireball melted siding on nearby homes and damaged power lines; it is believed that day's snowy weather lessened the damage. Initial reports suspect a girth weld failure, with the pipeline being less than two years old. There were no injuries.[448][522][523]
On January 29, near Bowling Green, Missouri, a rupture in a Rockies Express 42-inch natural gas pipeline blew a 20 by 20-foot crater and forced a six-hour evacuation of 50 families. The rupture occurred in a vacant field a few yards east of Pike County Road 43. Strong winds helped dissipate gas until a temporary cap was put in place.[524] This explosion caused $2,672,345 in property damage and was due to a fault in the pipe's fabrication or construction.[525]
On February 10 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the temperature caused "natural force damage" to a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline, causing $55,150 worth of property damage.[516]
On February 17, a suspected electrical arc made a hole in a Marathon Petroleum pipeline in Shively, Kentucky, spill about 6,700 gallons of jet fuel. More than 2,500 tons of soil were removed to clean up the area.[526][527]
On February 25, a 26-inch crude oil pipeline in Navarro County near the Town of Dawson, Texas, failed, spill about 50 barrels of crude oil. Near the failure, investigation showed that the pipe had lost about 80% of its thickness, due to external corrosion. This anomaly was not seen in a 2011 test of this pipeline.[528]
On March 2, a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked due to equipment failure, causing $281,890 of property damage in Marshall, Mississippi.[516]
On March 13 a pipeline Patrol pilot identified an oil sheen on a pond near Tehuacana Creek, Texas which was then linked to a leaking 10 inch petroleum products pipeline. About 50 barrels of diesel fuel were spilled.[529]
On March 20, a pipe owned by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas failed in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and on March 23, another of that subsidiary's pipes failed due to equipment malfunction in Augusta, Georgia, causing $311,785 in property damage.[516]
On April 9, 2 Williams Companies pipelines broke within hours of each other in Marshall County, West Virginia. A 4-inch condensate pipeline broke at 8 pm local time, spilling about 132 barrels of condensate into a creek. Around 10:50 pm local time, a 12-inch gas pipeline ruptured. There was no fire or injuries. Heavy rains were said to be the cause of the failures.[530][531]
On April 13, a Kinder Morgan / Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America pipeline exploded and burned near Borger, Texas. One home was evacuated, but, there were no injuries. The explosion, caused by equipment failure due to environmental cracking, caused $455,000 in property damage.[532]
On April 17, a 12-inch natural gas pipeline near Fresno, California operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Corp was ruptured by a backhoe. The resulting explosion killed 1 person and injured 12 others.[533]
On May 15, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked in Powell County, Kentucky causing $23,400 in property damage.[516]
On May 19, a Plains All American Pipeline oil pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, also near Goleta, California, spilling about 124,000 gallons of crude oil. It is referred to as the Refugio Oil Spill.[534][535]
On May 31, a 24-inch natural gas back-up pipeline that runs under the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas ruptured releasing 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas. The pipeline was not currently in use. No one was injured. A tugboat was damaged.[536][537]
On June 9 in Moorehouse Parish, Louisiana, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline equipment failed, due to environmental cracking, and leaked, causing $73,395 in property damage.[516]
On June 9, a 24-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. About 130 individuals were evacuated from their homes. No injuries or damage reported. there was no fire The cause was Stress corrosion cracking.[538][539]
On June 10, Kinder Morgan's El Paso Natural Gas control/relief equipment failed and leaked in Gray County, Texas.[516]
On June 13, a 42-inch gas gathering pipeline exploded and burned near Cuero, Texas. 7 homes were evacuated for a time, but there were no injuries.[540]
On June 15, Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America equipment failed for unknown causes, with $260,555 of property damage in Marshall, Texas (that area's third documented Kinder Morgan leak).[516]
On June 18, in Victoria Texas, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline pipe failed due to external corrosion and caused $159,346 in property damage).[516]
On June 22, a truck driver was killed when his rig veered off a highway and broke above ground facilities for a propylene pipeline in Houston, Texas. The highway was closed for several hours while the gas dissipated.[541]
Four workers were hurt on June 25, when a 4-inch gas pipeline exploded at a gas pipeline facility, near White Deer, Texas. 2 of the workers were critically injured. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.[542]
On July 10, a fitting on a 20-inch Plains All American Pipeline crude oil pipeline broke, spilling 4200 gallons of crude oil near Grantfork, Illinois. Much of the crude reached a nearby creek. There were no injuries.[543]
On July 15, two workers were hurt by an explosion, when a bulldozer hit a 4-inch gas pipeline, at an EQT gas compressor station in Worthington, Pennsylvania.[544]
On August 3, a Tennessee Gas Pipeline natural gas pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan ruptured and exploded, with $191,498 in property damage. Later investigation showed that the pipe split along an ERW seam, but, the failure was from stress corrosion cracking.[545][546][547]
On August 7, a natural gas liquids pipeline in Weld County, Colorado burned, after being struck by a third party.[548]
0n August 13, crew working for Colonial Pipeline damaged one of Colonial's lines in Kannapolis, North Carolina, spilling about 6,000 gallons of petroleum product. About 1,000 gallons of product was lost.[205]
On August 13, a natural gas pipeline in Cypress, Texas ruptured and leaked while a contract crew worked in the area. The pipeline was owned by Gulfsouth Pipeline. There were no injuries or immediate damage; residents were evacuated.[549]
On August 26, two maintenance divers were injured while working on a pipeline owned by Boardwalk/Gulf South Pipeline Co. 25 miles offshore of Louisiana when the pipeline ruptured, and the gas ignited.[550]
On September 21, a Colonial Pipeline 32 inch main line was discovered to be leaking in Centreville, Virginia. At least 7,000 gallons of gasoline were spilled, forcing several nearby businesses to close.[551][552]
On October 8, an explosion occurred at a Williams Companies pipeline facility in Gibson, Louisiana. 4 employees were killed, and, one other injured. The cause of the explosion was from procedure not being followed during welding work.[553][554][555]
On November 15, work was being performed on a flow control valve, on a Sunoco 10 inch crude oil pipeline, in Wortham, Texas, when the valve failed, injuring 5 workers, and spilling some crude oil. It was later determined that the valve was under 400 psi of nitrogen pressure when it was being worked on.[556]
On November 30, about 11,000 gallons of gasoline, butane and propane leaked from a pipeline in eastern Summit County, Utah.[557]
On December 8, a contractor drilled into an 8-inch buried oil line (200 mm) that transports oil from a holding station in Ventura to a Wilmington refinery near Long Beach while setting new poles for Southern California Edison along State Route 118 near Somis that spilled about 7,980 U.S. gallons (190 barrels).[558]
2016
On January 2, 3 people were injured, one seriously, one home destroyed, and 50 homes were damaged in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when a leak gas from a gas main entered a home. Preliminary results indicate that a leak occurred at a weld seam on the gas main. Later, Oklahoma regulators filed a complaint over the failure with Oklahoma Natural Gas. The complaint alleged the utility failed to properly inspect its system following eight previous leak failures in the neighborhood going back to 1983.[559][560]
On January 9, a 30-inch Atmos Energy gas transmission pipeline exploded and burned in Robertson County, Texas. 4 families nearby were evacuated.[561]
On January 11, butane leaking from a pipeline storage facility, in Conway, Kansas, forced a closure of a nearby highway for a time.[562]
On February 14, a 6-inch crude oil pipeline broke near Rozet, Wyoming, spilling about 1,500 gallons of crude oil into a creek bed.[563]
On February 16, an explosion and fire occurred at a gas plant in Frio County, Texas. 2 employees at the plant were injured.[564]
On February 24, a 10-inch propane pipeline exploded and burned, near Sulphur, Louisiana. There were no injuries. About 208,000 gallons of propane were burned. The cause was from manufacturing defects.[565][566]
On March 11, about 30,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a leaking plug on a pipeline, at a tank farm in Sioux City, Iowa.[567]
On March 22, about 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a 6-inch petroleum products pipeline in Harwood, North Dakota.[568]
On April 2, the TransCanada Corporation Keystone Pipeline was observed by a local resident to be leaking, near Freeman, South Dakota. The cause was a crack in a girth weld, and amount of tar sands dilbit spill was about 16,800 gallons.[569][570]
On April 12, a pipeline at a gas plant in Woodsboro, Texas exploded, killing 2 men, and injured another worker.[571]
On April 17, a 10 petroleum products pipeline failed in Wabash County, Illinois, resulting in a sheen on the Wabash River. About 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.[572]
On April 29, a 30-inch Texas Eastern/Spectra Energy pipeline exploded, injuring one man, destroying his home and damaging several others. The incident was reported at 8:17 a.m., near the intersection of Routes 819 and 22 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Later, Spectra Energy Corp. announced plans to dig up and assess 263 miles of that pipeline, from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Corrosion had been detected at the failed seam 4 years before the rupture.[573][574][575]
On May 20, a Shell Oil Company pipeline leaked near Tracy, California, spilling about 21,000 gallons of crude oil.[576]
On June 23, a Crimson Pipeline crude oil line leaked in Ventura County, California. Initial reports said the spill size was from 25,200 gallons to 29,000 gallons, but, later reports estimate 45,000 gallons of crude were spilled.[577][578]
On July 6, a Plantation Pipeline line was noticed to be leaking in Goochland County, Virginia. The spill did not reach nearby waterways.[579]
On August 12, contractors were working on one of the main lines in Sunoco Pipeline LP's Nederland, Texas terminal when crude oil burst through a plug that was supposed to hold the oil back in the pipeline and ignited. The contractors were knocked off the platform to the ground, suffering injuries from the fall and severe burns. 7 contractors were injured.[580]
On September 5, a pipeline in Bay Long, Louisiana was hit by dredging operations, resulting in a spill of about 5,300 gallons of crude oil into the water.[581]
On September 9, a Colonial Pipeline mainline leak was noticed by workers on another project, in Shelby County, Alabama. At least 252,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from line.[582][583]
On September 10, a Sunoco pipeline ruptured near Sweetwater, Texas. About 33,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. The pipeline was just over a year old.[584]
On October 11, two Nicor Gas workers were injured, and two townhouse units destroyed in a massive fire and explosion, caused by a gas leak in Romeoville, Illinois.[585]
On October 17, an 8-inch ammonia pipeline started leaking, near Tekamah, Nebraska. A farmer living nearby went to find the source of the ammonia, and was killed by entering the vapor cloud. About 50 people were evacuated from their homes.[586]
On October 19, a contractor in Portland, Oregon hit a 1-inch gas pipeline during work. Within an hour, there were 2 explosions, injuring 8 people, destroying or damaging several buildings, and started a fire. Contractors claim a utility locate was done before work began.[587]
On October 21, an 8-inch Sunoco pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the Susquehanna River. The river was running high at the time.[588]
On October 24, a pipeline ruptured on the Seaway Pipeline, in Cushing, Oklahoma, spraying the area with crude oil.[589]
On October 31, a Colonial Pipeline mainline exploded and burned in Shelby County, Alabama, after accidentally being hit by a track hoe. One worker died at the scene, and 5 others were hospitalized, with one of those workers dying a month later. The explosion occurred approximately several miles from the 9 September 2016 breach.[590][591][592]
On November 29, an Enterprise Products pipeline exploded in Platte County, Missouri, burning an ethane propane mixture. There were no evacuations or injuries.[593]
On December 2, equipment failure in a Denbury Resources source water pipeline led to a leak of approximately 84,000 gallons of source water into Skull Creek, in Bowman County, North Dakota.[594]
On December 5, a 6-inch Belle Fourche pipeline spilled 529,800 gallons of crude oil, into Ash Coulee Creek, in Billings County, North Dakota.[595][596]
Sometime in December, a natural gas pipeline running beneath Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski, Alaska, southwest of Anchorage ruptured, leaking large quantities of natural gas into the water.[597]


Damn. That was a rather...epic smackdown.
 
2017-04-20 08:55:12 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.


This. Those farmers are too poor. They're about to find out they're no more important than the poor white tweaker, who gets the shiat beat out of them by cops, to the people they voted for in the last election. Nobody bats an eye when a poor white tweaker is beaten senseless. Nobody is going to bat an eye about a couple Kansas farmers.
 
2017-04-20 08:55:21 PM  

Techhell: Well, a coast is land that borders a body of water. And Nebraska has lakes, so it has coasts. Ergo...


Better response is:
"Man, fark Obama."

That's usually the response from right wingers when I pointed out that Nebraska had objections.  They only cared that Obama wasn't rubber stamping it.  All other considerations be damned.
 
2017-04-20 09:10:44 PM  

Techhell: Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.

Exactly. Too many people wanting to blame race when it's painfully obvious race is only one factor. And quite often it's not the biggest factor by much.

Rich folk often get rich and stay rich by acting like (or actually being) sociopaths. By taking advantage of other human beings, by doing things other human beings won't do, by hurting other people in order to gain an advantage. They might prefer to pick on minorities if they have a choice, but damn few are seriously going "I won't dump my toxic waste here because I might hurt some white folk." At best they're going "How does this play on TV or social media?"



Crack became a huge problem even though it effected inner city minoritys.

Marijuana was outlawed when the users were mainly minority's.

LSD was made a schedule 1 drug because of its use by dirty hippies.
 
2017-04-20 09:18:17 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Many of them you shiatheel.

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In fact lets see what google has to say about it

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AND Furthermore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United​_States_in_the_21st_century

Lets just look at 2015 and 2016

2015
On January 14, during work to free a trapped inline inspection unit, a leak was discovered on the Evangeline Pipeline, near Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This pipeline had been given a Corrective Action Order in October 2014, due to a number of leaks.[510][511][512]
Also on January 14, a gas pipeline exploded near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi, creating a sizable crater in the ground and burning 6 acres of vegetation before the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The failure was due to a "hard spot" from manufacturing, that already had a repair sleeve on it. There are 788 sleeves on the Index 129 pipeline from Edna, Texas, to Sterlington, Louisiana; and, 726 sleeves on the Index 130 pipeline from Marchand Junction, Louisiana to Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both were built from pipe made in 1952.[513][514][515]
On January 16, a transmission pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas had an equipment malfunction in Walthall County, Mississippi.[516]
On January 17, oil from a broken pipeline seeped into the Yellowstone River, and contaminated the water supply 10 miles south of Glendive, Montana. The release was from Bridger Pipeline LLC's 12-inch Poplar line, which can carry 42,000 barrels a day of crude from the Bakken Formation and runs from Canada south to Baker, Montana. Bridger Pipeline is a subsidiary of True Cos., a privately held Wyoming-based company. The company said in a statement that the pipeline was shut down within an hour of the leak. About 30,000 gallons of crude was spilled, with about 28,000 gallons of crude being lost.[517][518][519]
On January 21, a petroleum products p ...


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2017-04-20 09:31:44 PM  

inglixthemad: Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.

This. Those farmers are too poor. They're about to find out they're no more important than the poor white tweaker, who gets the shiat beat out of them by cops, to the people they voted for in the last election. Nobody bats an eye when a poor white tweaker is beaten senseless. Nobody is going to bat an eye about a couple Kansas farmers.


Given the way farming works these days, I think "sharecropper" would be a more accurate designation.
 
2017-04-20 09:32:52 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Techhell: Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.

Exactly. Too many people wanting to blame race when it's painfully obvious race is only one factor. And quite often it's not the biggest factor by much.

Rich folk often get rich and stay rich by acting like (or actually being) sociopaths. By taking advantage of other human beings, by doing things other human beings won't do, by hurting other people in order to gain an advantage. They might prefer to pick on minorities if they have a choice, but damn few are seriously going "I won't dump my toxic waste here because I might hurt some white folk." At best they're going "How does this play on TV or social media?"


Crack became a huge problem even though it effected inner city minoritys.

Marijuana was outlawed when the users were mainly minority's.

LSD was made a schedule 1 drug because of its use by dirty hippies.


Thank goodness that rich white folk like alcohol!
 
2017-04-20 09:39:29 PM  

BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]


I'm gonna say.....
All of them?
 
2017-04-20 09:45:24 PM  
Oh look - it's the sad little troll, who, in real life, neither exhibits any bravado, nor drives a GT.
Tragedy is comedy.
 
2017-04-20 09:50:51 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Techhell: Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.

Exactly. Too many people wanting to blame race when it's painfully obvious race is only one factor. And quite often it's not the biggest factor by much.

Rich folk often get rich and stay rich by acting like (or actually being) sociopaths. By taking advantage of other human beings, by doing things other human beings won't do, by hurting other people in order to gain an advantage. They might prefer to pick on minorities if they have a choice, but damn few are seriously going "I won't dump my toxic waste here because I might hurt some white folk." At best they're going "How does this play on TV or social media?"


Crack became a huge problem even though it effected inner city minoritys.

Marijuana was outlawed when the users were mainly minority's.

LSD was made a schedule 1 drug because of its use by dirty hippies.


And what's the difference in these scenarios? "crack" and marijuana were criminalized as part of campaigns to stigmatize non-white communities, to justify ramping up violent police presence in those communities(the whole militarized police thing started with the "crack epidemic"), and to portray those non-whites as sub-human, insane, and dangerous. And do we really need, at this point, to talk about all the crazy shiat the CIA did with LSD, or its role in creating the "crack" problem in black communities in the first place? Or the HUGE difference in marijuana enforcement by race?

If anything your points just reinforce what was said before you. Because, of course, the amphetamine problem came about after the materials to make the stuff were made over-the-counter to increase drug company profits, and drug-companies have consistently, since State and Fed govs started focusing on it, blocked attempts to cut it off at the source by putting tighter controls on those sources. And, once amphetamines started drawing enough heat to get such restrictions in place, what did the drug companies do? Flooded those very same communities with opioids. Like, they weren't even cagey about it; one source of narcotic-profit starts drying up and they pull out the laudanum.

So techhell's "rich people getting richer" point is verified by the examples you mention, whereas the difference between the treatment-approach amphetamines and opioids have received, and that every television show for the last 10 years hasn't shown rural whites as dangerous drug-gang "super-predators" proves vagino's point about how race has influenced our society's reactions.
 
2017-04-20 09:53:13 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Many of them you shiatheel.

[img.fark.net image 632x355]

In fact lets see what google has to say about it

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AND Furthermore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United​_States_in_the_21st_century

Lets just look at 2015 and 2016

.....


Lol

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2017-04-20 10:54:31 PM  
Careful. When white Christians start doing things that benefit the environment, they come dangerously close to actually following the command of Scripture.
 
2017-04-20 10:56:43 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Ha! Nebraskans tend to be Conservative because they are stubbornly, fiercely independent. Eminent Domain arguments aren't going to go over well no matter how it's framed.


I can assure you this is true.  Nebraskans can be as fiercely "get off my land" as anyone else in this country.
 
2017-04-20 10:58:00 PM  

BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]


Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.
 
2017-04-20 10:59:28 PM  

FlashHarry: BalugaJoe: Corn is always interesting.

I think it's more cattle out there.


That's cattle country alright.  It's big business here.  The cattle barons are wealthy and well connected.  Should be a good fight.
 
2017-04-20 11:03:05 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Many of them you shiatheel.

[img.fark.net image 632x355]

In fact lets see what google has to say about it

[img.fark.net image 708x601]

AND Furthermore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pipeline_accidents_in_the_United​_States_in_the_21st_century

Lets just look at 2015 and 2016

2015
On January 14, during work to free a trapped inline inspection unit, a leak was discovered on the Evangeline Pipeline, near Cameron Parish, Louisiana. This pipeline had been given a Corrective Action Order in October 2014, due to a number of leaks.[510][511][512]
Also on January 14, a gas pipeline exploded near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Mississippi, creating a sizable crater in the ground and burning 6 acres of vegetation before the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported. The failure was due to a "hard spot" from manufacturing, that already had a repair sleeve on it. There are 788 sleeves on the Index 129 pipeline from Edna, Texas, to Sterlington, Louisiana; and, 726 sleeves on the Index 130 pipeline from Marchand Junction, Louisiana to Kosciusko, Mississippi. Both were built from pipe made in 1952.[513][514][515]
On January 16, a transmission pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas had an equipment malfunction in Walthall County, Mississippi.[516]
On January 17, oil from a broken pipeline seeped into the Yellowstone River, and contaminated the water supply 10 miles south of Glendive, Montana. The release was from Bridger Pipeline LLC's 12-inch Poplar line, which can carry 42,000 barrels a day of crude from the Bakken Formation and runs from Canada south to Baker, Montana. Bridger Pipeline is a subsidiary of True Cos., a privately held Wyoming-based company. The company said in a statement that the pipeline was shut down within an hour of the leak. About 30,000 gallons of crude was spilled, with about 28,000 gallons of crude being lost.[517][518][519]
On January 21, a petroleum products pipeline in Honolulu, Hawaii ruptured, due to external corrosion, spilling about 42,000 gallons of petroleum product, of which about 22,000 gallons was lost.[520]
On January 21, a crude oil pipeline pump station caught fire northwest of Texas City, Texas. Texas City fire officials said that company officials reported that there had been issues with the pump station over the weekend.[521]
On January 26, a 20-inch ATEX pipeline carrying ethane exploded and burned in Brooke County, West Virginia. Despite snow in the area, five acres of woodlands burned, and 1,283,000 gallons of ethane were consumed or lost. The fireball melted siding on nearby homes and damaged power lines; it is believed that day's snowy weather lessened the damage. Initial reports suspect a girth weld failure, with the pipeline being less than two years old. There were no injuries.[448][522][523]
On January 29, near Bowling Green, Missouri, a rupture in a Rockies Express 42-inch natural gas pipeline blew a 20 by 20-foot crater and forced a six-hour evacuation of 50 families. The rupture occurred in a vacant field a few yards east of Pike County Road 43. Strong winds helped dissipate gas until a temporary cap was put in place.[524] This explosion caused $2,672,345 in property damage and was due to a fault in the pipe's fabrication or construction.[525]
On February 10 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the temperature caused "natural force damage" to a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline, causing $55,150 worth of property damage.[516]
On February 17, a suspected electrical arc made a hole in a Marathon Petroleum pipeline in Shively, Kentucky, spill about 6,700 gallons of jet fuel. More than 2,500 tons of soil were removed to clean up the area.[526][527]
On February 25, a 26-inch crude oil pipeline in Navarro County near the Town of Dawson, Texas, failed, spill about 50 barrels of crude oil. Near the failure, investigation showed that the pipe had lost about 80% of its thickness, due to external corrosion. This anomaly was not seen in a 2011 test of this pipeline.[528]
On March 2, a Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked due to equipment failure, causing $281,890 of property damage in Marshall, Mississippi.[516]
On March 13 a pipeline Patrol pilot identified an oil sheen on a pond near Tehuacana Creek, Texas which was then linked to a leaking 10 inch petroleum products pipeline. About 50 barrels of diesel fuel were spilled.[529]
On March 20, a pipe owned by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Southern Natural Gas failed in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, and on March 23, another of that subsidiary's pipes failed due to equipment malfunction in Augusta, Georgia, causing $311,785 in property damage.[516]
On April 9, 2 Williams Companies pipelines broke within hours of each other in Marshall County, West Virginia. A 4-inch condensate pipeline broke at 8 pm local time, spilling about 132 barrels of condensate into a creek. Around 10:50 pm local time, a 12-inch gas pipeline ruptured. There was no fire or injuries. Heavy rains were said to be the cause of the failures.[530][531]
On April 13, a Kinder Morgan / Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America pipeline exploded and burned near Borger, Texas. One home was evacuated, but, there were no injuries. The explosion, caused by equipment failure due to environmental cracking, caused $455,000 in property damage.[532]
On April 17, a 12-inch natural gas pipeline near Fresno, California operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Corp was ruptured by a backhoe. The resulting explosion killed 1 person and injured 12 others.[533]
On May 15, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline leaked in Powell County, Kentucky causing $23,400 in property damage.[516]
On May 19, a Plains All American Pipeline oil pipeline ruptured near Refugio State Beach, also near Goleta, California, spilling about 124,000 gallons of crude oil. It is referred to as the Refugio Oil Spill.[534][535]
On May 31, a 24-inch natural gas back-up pipeline that runs under the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas ruptured releasing 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas. The pipeline was not currently in use. No one was injured. A tugboat was damaged.[536][537]
On June 9 in Moorehouse Parish, Louisiana, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline equipment failed, due to environmental cracking, and leaked, causing $73,395 in property damage.[516]
On June 9, a 24-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. About 130 individuals were evacuated from their homes. No injuries or damage reported. there was no fire The cause was Stress corrosion cracking.[538][539]
On June 10, Kinder Morgan's El Paso Natural Gas control/relief equipment failed and leaked in Gray County, Texas.[516]
On June 13, a 42-inch gas gathering pipeline exploded and burned near Cuero, Texas. 7 homes were evacuated for a time, but there were no injuries.[540]
On June 15, Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America equipment failed for unknown causes, with $260,555 of property damage in Marshall, Texas (that area's third documented Kinder Morgan leak).[516]
On June 18, in Victoria Texas, Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline pipe failed due to external corrosion and caused $159,346 in property damage).[516]
On June 22, a truck driver was killed when his rig veered off a highway and broke above ground facilities for a propylene pipeline in Houston, Texas. The highway was closed for several hours while the gas dissipated.[541]
Four workers were hurt on June 25, when a 4-inch gas pipeline exploded at a gas pipeline facility, near White Deer, Texas. 2 of the workers were critically injured. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.[542]
On July 10, a fitting on a 20-inch Plains All American Pipeline crude oil pipeline broke, spilling 4200 gallons of crude oil near Grantfork, Illinois. Much of the crude reached a nearby creek. There were no injuries.[543]
On July 15, two workers were hurt by an explosion, when a bulldozer hit a 4-inch gas pipeline, at an EQT gas compressor station in Worthington, Pennsylvania.[544]
On August 3, a Tennessee Gas Pipeline natural gas pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan ruptured and exploded, with $191,498 in property damage. Later investigation showed that the pipe split along an ERW seam, but, the failure was from stress corrosion cracking.[545][546][547]
On August 7, a natural gas liquids pipeline in Weld County, Colorado burned, after being struck by a third party.[548]
0n August 13, crew working for Colonial Pipeline damaged one of Colonial's lines in Kannapolis, North Carolina, spilling about 6,000 gallons of petroleum product. About 1,000 gallons of product was lost.[205]
On August 13, a natural gas pipeline in Cypress, Texas ruptured and leaked while a contract crew worked in the area. The pipeline was owned by Gulfsouth Pipeline. There were no injuries or immediate damage; residents were evacuated.[549]
On August 26, two maintenance divers were injured while working on a pipeline owned by Boardwalk/Gulf South Pipeline Co. 25 miles offshore of Louisiana when the pipeline ruptured, and the gas ignited.[550]
On September 21, a Colonial Pipeline 32 inch main line was discovered to be leaking in Centreville, Virginia. At least 7,000 gallons of gasoline were spilled, forcing several nearby businesses to close.[551][552]
On October 8, an explosion occurred at a Williams Companies pipeline facility in Gibson, Louisiana. 4 employees were killed, and, one other injured. The cause of the explosion was from procedure not being followed during welding work.[553][554][555]
On November 15, work was being performed on a flow control valve, on a Sunoco 10 inch crude oil pipeline, in Wortham, Texas, when the valve failed, injuring 5 workers, and spilling some crude oil. It was later determined that the valve was under 400 psi of nitrogen pressure when it was being worked on.[556]
On November 30, about 11,000 gallons of gasoline, butane and propane leaked from a pipeline in eastern Summit County, Utah.[557]
On December 8, a contractor drilled into an 8-inch buried oil line (200 mm) that transports oil from a holding station in Ventura to a Wilmington refinery near Long Beach while setting new poles for Southern California Edison along State Route 118 near Somis that spilled about 7,980 U.S. gallons (190 barrels).[558]
2016
On January 2, 3 people were injured, one seriously, one home destroyed, and 50 homes were damaged in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when a leak gas from a gas main entered a home. Preliminary results indicate that a leak occurred at a weld seam on the gas main. Later, Oklahoma regulators filed a complaint over the failure with Oklahoma Natural Gas. The complaint alleged the utility failed to properly inspect its system following eight previous leak failures in the neighborhood going back to 1983.[559][560]
On January 9, a 30-inch Atmos Energy gas transmission pipeline exploded and burned in Robertson County, Texas. 4 families nearby were evacuated.[561]
On January 11, butane leaking from a pipeline storage facility, in Conway, Kansas, forced a closure of a nearby highway for a time.[562]
On February 14, a 6-inch crude oil pipeline broke near Rozet, Wyoming, spilling about 1,500 gallons of crude oil into a creek bed.[563]
On February 16, an explosion and fire occurred at a gas plant in Frio County, Texas. 2 employees at the plant were injured.[564]
On February 24, a 10-inch propane pipeline exploded and burned, near Sulphur, Louisiana. There were no injuries. About 208,000 gallons of propane were burned. The cause was from manufacturing defects.[565][566]
On March 11, about 30,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a leaking plug on a pipeline, at a tank farm in Sioux City, Iowa.[567]
On March 22, about 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a 6-inch petroleum products pipeline in Harwood, North Dakota.[568]
On April 2, the TransCanada Corporation Keystone Pipeline was observed by a local resident to be leaking, near Freeman, South Dakota. The cause was a crack in a girth weld, and amount of tar sands dilbit spill was about 16,800 gallons.[569][570]
On April 12, a pipeline at a gas plant in Woodsboro, Texas exploded, killing 2 men, and injured another worker.[571]
On April 17, a 10 petroleum products pipeline failed in Wabash County, Illinois, resulting in a sheen on the Wabash River. About 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.[572]
On April 29, a 30-inch Texas Eastern/Spectra Energy pipeline exploded, injuring one man, destroying his home and damaging several others. The incident was reported at 8:17 a.m., near the intersection of Routes 819 and 22 in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Later, Spectra Energy Corp. announced plans to dig up and assess 263 miles of that pipeline, from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Corrosion had been detected at the failed seam 4 years before the rupture.[573][574][575]
On May 20, a Shell Oil Company pipeline leaked near Tracy, California, spilling about 21,000 gallons of crude oil.[576]
On June 23, a Crimson Pipeline crude oil line leaked in Ventura County, California. Initial reports said the spill size was from 25,200 gallons to 29,000 gallons, but, later reports estimate 45,000 gallons of crude were spilled.[577][578]
On July 6, a Plantation Pipeline line was noticed to be leaking in Goochland County, Virginia. The spill did not reach nearby waterways.[579]
On August 12, contractors were working on one of the main lines in Sunoco Pipeline LP's Nederland, Texas terminal when crude oil burst through a plug that was supposed to hold the oil back in the pipeline and ignited. The contractors were knocked off the platform to the ground, suffering injuries from the fall and severe burns. 7 contractors were injured.[580]
On September 5, a pipeline in Bay Long, Louisiana was hit by dredging operations, resulting in a spill of about 5,300 gallons of crude oil into the water.[581]
On September 9, a Colonial Pipeline mainline leak was noticed by workers on another project, in Shelby County, Alabama. At least 252,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from line.[582][583]
On September 10, a Sunoco pipeline ruptured near Sweetwater, Texas. About 33,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. The pipeline was just over a year old.[584]
On October 11, two Nicor Gas workers were injured, and two townhouse units destroyed in a massive fire and explosion, caused by a gas leak in Romeoville, Illinois.[585]
On October 17, an 8-inch ammonia pipeline started leaking, near Tekamah, Nebraska. A farmer living nearby went to find the source of the ammonia, and was killed by entering the vapor cloud. About 50 people were evacuated from their homes.[586]
On October 19, a contractor in Portland, Oregon hit a 1-inch gas pipeline during work. Within an hour, there were 2 explosions, injuring 8 people, destroying or damaging several buildings, and started a fire. Contractors claim a utility locate was done before work began.[587]
On October 21, an 8-inch Sunoco pipeline ruptured in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the Susquehanna River. The river was running high at the time.[588]
On October 24, a pipeline ruptured on the Seaway Pipeline, in Cushing, Oklahoma, spraying the area with crude oil.[589]
On October 31, a Colonial Pipeline mainline exploded and burned in Shelby County, Alabama, after accidentally being hit by a track hoe. One worker died at the scene, and 5 others were hospitalized, with one of those workers dying a month later. The explosion occurred approximately several miles from the 9 September 2016 breach.[590][591][592]
On November 29, an Enterprise Products pipeline exploded in Platte County, Missouri, burning an ethane propane mixture. There were no evacuations or injuries.[593]
On December 2, equipment failure in a Denbury Resources source water pipeline led to a leak of approximately 84,000 gallons of source water into Skull Creek, in Bowman County, North Dakota.[594]
On December 5, a 6-inch Belle Fourche pipeline spilled 529,800 gallons of crude oil, into Ash Coulee Creek, in Billings County, North Dakota.[595][596]
Sometime in December, a natural gas pipeline running beneath Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, near Nikiski, Alaska, southwest of Anchorage ruptured, leaking large quantities of natural gas into the water.[597]


** applause **
 
2017-04-20 11:25:07 PM  
Wow.

Epic smackdown was epeek AF.

Stophesalreadydead.jpg
 
2017-04-20 11:25:16 PM  

chuggernaught: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.


But generally pipelines are much safer and leak less than transporting the oil by rail or truck.  No transportation method is 100% safe.
 
2017-04-20 11:27:43 PM  

dracos31: Damn. That was a rather...epic smackdown.


Never seen anyone killed by a wall of text and facts before :)
 
2017-04-20 11:29:55 PM  

HeadLever: chuggernaught: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.

But generally pipelines are much safer and leak less than transporting the oil by rail or truck.  No transportation method is 100% safe.


True, every single pipeline leeks, which is why we have to keep these companies responsible for the spills and make sure they are doing the proper maintenance and checks on the lines.  Not to mention putting the lines in the safest places within reason.
 
2017-04-20 11:31:04 PM  

HeadLever: chuggernaught: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.

But generally pipelines are much safer and leak less than transporting the oil by rail or truck. No transportation method is 100% safe.


Not quite, according to those hippies at...oh, dear...Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/26/pick-your-poison-f​o​r-crude-pipeline-rail-truck-or-boat/#1a3ebe2917ac
 
2017-04-20 11:35:30 PM  

PunGent: HeadLever: chuggernaught: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.

But generally pipelines are much safer and leak less than transporting the oil by rail or truck. No transportation method is 100% safe.

Not quite, according to those hippies at...oh, dear...Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/26/pick-your-poison-fo​r-crude-pipeline-rail-truck-or-boat/#1a3ebe2917ac


I get "page not working"  so try again on that link. And according to the State Department, it is much safer.

Based on relative safety records to date, the State Department estimated that an average of six deaths per year would result if the Keystone isn't built and the same amount of oil is shipped by rail instead. More than twice as much oil is likely to be spilled as well, State estimated.
 
2017-04-20 11:38:17 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: True, every single pipeline leeks,


Not always, but generally, leaks can develop over time.  Corrosion, accidents, equipment failure, etc can all create issues, but that is not exclusive to just pipelines.
 
2017-04-20 11:46:20 PM  
the poors don't count
 
2017-04-21 12:55:22 AM  
I like that they don't agree the courts agree with them. That HI is just an island in the Pacific. 1959 disagrees with them. Nebraska will be kind of a tough fight, I hope. They have courts on the mainland.

I think they were all dropped on their heads while being born.
 
2017-04-21 04:45:24 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Techhell: Vaginosilicosis: sigdiamond2000: Is this sort of like how opioids didn't become a problem until they started killing white people?

Oh that's bullshiat and you know it.

Opioids didn't become a problem till they started killing affluent white people.   Didn't nobody give two shiats when West Virgina was happily killing its inbred self with oxy.

Exactly. Too many people wanting to blame race when it's painfully obvious race is only one factor. And quite often it's not the biggest factor by much.

Rich folk often get rich and stay rich by acting like (or actually being) sociopaths. By taking advantage of other human beings, by doing things other human beings won't do, by hurting other people in order to gain an advantage. They might prefer to pick on minorities if they have a choice, but damn few are seriously going "I won't dump my toxic waste here because I might hurt some white folk." At best they're going "How does this play on TV or social media?"


Crack became a huge problem even though it effected inner city minoritys.

Marijuana was outlawed when the users were mainly minority's.

LSD was made a schedule 1 drug because of its use by dirty hippies.


*Minorities.

Pick a f*ck up at least.
 
2017-04-21 05:54:06 AM  
I've never seen this before:  Republicans using divide and conquer against their own constituency...
 
2017-04-21 08:01:07 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: I've never seen this before:  Republicans using divide and conquer against their own constituency...


... Dude. They do this ALL the time. It's just now thanks to social media bypassing the corporate media, people are able to see the scummy behaviour of the GOP (and the spinelessness of the DNC) is a national issue, not just a local issue.

It's a HUGE reason Trump won - the base GOP essentially rejected the GOP when they had an opportunity to do so while feeling like they were still able to follow their principles. They're starting to wake up to the fact the GOP is screwing them over, and has been for decades.
 
2017-04-21 10:09:33 AM  

HeadLever: PunGent: HeadLever: chuggernaught: BravadoGT: [img.fark.net image 480x480]

Yeah, it's always funny until they start leaking, which they tend to do.

But generally pipelines are much safer and leak less than transporting the oil by rail or truck. No transportation method is 100% safe.

Not quite, according to those hippies at...oh, dear...Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/04/26/pick-your-poison-fo​r-crude-pipeline-rail-truck-or-boat/#1a3ebe2917ac

I get "page not working"  so try again on that link. And according to the State Department, it is much safer.

Based on relative safety records to date, the State Department estimated that an average of six deaths per year would result if the Keystone isn't built and the same amount of oil is shipped by rail instead. More than twice as much oil is likely to be spilled as well, State estimated.


FTFL provided at Forbes by PunGent:

"The short answer is: truck worse than train worse than pipeline worse than boat (Oilprice.com). But that's only for human death and property destruction. For the normalized amount of oil spilled, it's truck worse than pipeline worse than rail worse than boat (Congressional Research Service). Different yet again is for environmental impact (dominated by impact to aquatic habitat), where it's boat worse than pipeline worse than truck worse than rail."

Pipelines aren't the best answer regardless of metric according to the article.
 
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