Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April

Dakota Access pipeline leaks 84 gallons of oil in SD

For Standing Rock Sioux tribe chairman Dave Archambault II, the spill is another indicator that the courts should intervene. "The Dakota Access pipeline has not yet started shipping the proposed half million barrels of oil per day, and we are already seeing confirmed reports of oil spills from the pipeline".

"Our lawsuit challenging this risky project is ongoing, and it's more important than ever for the court to step in and halt additional accidents before they happen - not just for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and our resources but for the 17 million people whose drinking water is at risk", said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.

Of the many concerns cited by those who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the likelihood of a leak occurring has been most pressing. "As such, eyes of the world are watching and will keep Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Partners accountable". They also contend that the pipeline's approval runs afoul of treaty rights that guarantee the Standing Rock Sioux sovereignty over their own lands. Its construction has been strongly opposed by Native Americans and environmentalists.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to become operational on June 1.

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The newly completed conduit, which cuts across a reservoir relied on by members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, leaked 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota in early April, recent media reports indicate. According to Inside Climate News, in August of 2016, Senior officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies raised environmental and safety objections to the North Dakota section of the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. However, Jan Hasselman, an attorney with Earthjustice representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in court, says, "It doesn't say much for the accountability of the company and the transparency of the regulatory process when these things happen and there's no notification to the public".

"Do we have more spills just waiting to happen?" "We treated this as we would treat any other 84-gallon oil spill". "It's just what happens".

And the South Dakota incident isn't the only Energy Transfer Partner's spill last month: The company was also behind two spills of over 2 million gallons of drilling fluid into OH wetlands in mid-April.

Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the $3.8 billion pipeline, first reported the spill in April, but it wasn't widely reported until earlier this month. "And here we are".

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