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Negative Pressure Pipelines

It seems from the news reports that when pipelines break, they aren't promptly caught or the breach quickly located. A petroleum sensor line might betray a leak, and a ditch liner beneath it might drain it to a safer holding pond, but that's just not good enough. Suction-powered pipes, at below atmospheric pressure, would suck air into the pipelines instead of blowing oil and gas all over kingdom come. That's a system ...more »

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Oil & Water - a Toxic Cocktail

Northern Minnesota's precious lake country is at risk. As you know, in June of 2015, Canadian Pipeline giant, Enbridge gained approval of a Certificate of Need (CON) from our PUC for an oil pipeline (the Sandpiper - carrying fracked oil from the Bakken) through the Mississippi Headwaters and lake country. Since then, they have applied for another permit to relocate their Line 3 (that transports tar sand oil from Alberta) ...more »

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MEPA Laws need to be followed for pipelines and mining

The biggest challenge to Minnesota’s water is corporate hubris and greed, which threaten our water with toxic runoff and pipeline spills. With our current permitting system that seems to favor corporations, it’s no wonder most Minnesotans shrugged when they heard about Enbridge’s Sandpiper pipeline, figuring Enbridge would get its way and that there was no way we could stop it. Enbridge proposed a new pipeline route ...more »

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