Watchdog Groups Urge Stronger U.S. Standards for Oil Sands Pipelines

Greenwire: The thick, sticky type of oil carried from Canada to the United States in several high-profile pipelines also brings a higher risk of leaks and ruptures that demand stronger government safety standards, green groups and pipeline watchdogs argue today in a new report. Safety along the nation's 2.3-million-plus miles of oil and gas pipelines became a flashpoint for many policymakers last year after a Michigan rupture spilled an estimated 800,000 gallons of crude and a gas leak caused a fatal blast......

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