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Friday, October 25, 2013

AP Says Oil Companies in North Dakota Failed to Report Nearly 300 Oil Spills Since 2012

From The Raw Story:
According to the Associated Press, the nation’s second largest oil-producing state, North Dakota, failed to inform the public of almost 300 oil pipeline spills in the last two years.
Even though many of the spills were small, “[t]he public really should know about these,” Don Morrison, the director of the Dakota Resource Council, told the AP. “If there is a spill, sometimes a landowner may not even know about it. And if they do, people think it’s an isolated incident that’s only happening to them.”
Reporting such spills is significant, because even a barrel of oil could ruin water supplies, which would ruin countless acres of arable soil.
Read the whole article here.

Does this make you uneasy about the practices of oil and gas companies in our area?  Or is it much ado about nothing?

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