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Breaking: The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Already Leaking Oil

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has already sprung a leak in South Dakota, according to the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The pipeline spilled 84 gallons of oil even though it is not yet operational. CBS local reports: “The April 4 spill was relatively small and was quickly cleaned up, and it didn’t Read More…

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Miles from Standing Rock, Pipeline Rupture Spills Unknown Amount of Oil in North Dakota Waterway

As the battle to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline kicks up a notch, news of yet another water body contaminated by an oil spill — this one just 200 miles from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation — reinforces the legitimacy of the movement to protect water from Big Oil. Belle Fourche Pipeline Company Read More…

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Repeat Oil Spills Turning Peruvian Amazon into ‘Sacrifice Zone’ for Big Oil

‘The situation is criminal’ Less than six months after two horrific oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon devastated Indigenous communities and the local ecosystem, yet another spill in the region has been reported. On Friday afternoon, a leak was discovered in the Nothern Peruvian Pipeline—the same pipeline responsible for the earlier spills—that eventually coated over Read More…

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90,000 Gallon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Just Business As Usual for Shell

Royal Dutch Shell’s offshore drilling operations were pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, ultimately releasing nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the water off the Louisiana coast. “We have allowed the [Gulf] to be perpetually treated as a sacrifice zone—a place where we tolerate pollution and disasters to continue our dependence on Read More…