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DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline


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DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands.

"These disasters prove that the fossil fuel industry is unable to even put a pipeline into use before it spills dangerous chemicals into our precious waterways and recreation areas."
—Jen Miller, Sierra Club Ohio


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Send Pruitt to investigate. That way, the cover up and condoning of such desecration will be certified.

The poison is all-consuming.


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The industry uses trade secrets as a tool to enable corporate secrecy and captured government. The result - the right to pollute, and the right to undermine democracy and accountability to the public. The free market rules through deception and purchased power.
We need more whistle blowers.


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This article makes it sound like the "spills" were not accidental. How can you accidentally dump two million gallons of drilling fluid into the wetlands on one day, and then accidentally dump 50,000 gallons into another wetland the next day? Either Energy Transfer Partners is monumentally inept, or else the "spills" were done accidentally on purpose. Maybe it's expensive to get rid of this "mud" in non-polluting ways.