Told Ya So Tuesday


Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is under fire from federal and state regulators after triggering a massive spill, and seven other violations, during the first seven weeks of construction of a major gas pipeline in Ohio.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday sent a letter to the Rover pipeline operator ordering it to not start construction on any new locations, as well as to stop construction at the site of the major wetlands spill and to hire an independent contractor to dig into what went wrong there.

“Staff has serious concerns regarding the magnitude of the incident (which was several orders of magnitude greater than other documented [horizontal directional drilling] inadvertent returns for this project), its environmental impacts, the lack of clarity regarding the underlying reasons for its occurrence, and the possibility of future problems,” federal regulators wrote. The phrase “inadvertent returns” is industry speak for a certain type of spill or release of construction material.

The FERC letter came less than a week after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency proposed a $431,000 fine for violations and ordered the company to immediately implement its emergency response plan.



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9 Responses to Told Ya So Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    When an Evil Empire rules we all lose, except the rulers.


  2. Den says:

    The hard drive transplant surgery was successful, It wanted to install the drivers for the new drive, required re-start, Badda Boom! Now I have the old drive for backup in case.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Amazing incompetence.


  4. jimhitchcock says:


    You know I got laid off Friday, personal/private email shut down

    Also personal gmail ask John Mersk if I have recourse


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Just 9 soaking minutes to the Nuevo Vallarta. Was going to go much further but it started raining hard just as I set out.


    • David B. Benson says:

      If I had waited for 30–40 minutes I would have stayed dry. Anyway, 17 minutes round trip. A solitary quail.

      Day 3: 158+17=175 minutes.


  6. Den says:

    Light rain here for a bit, gone now, hot rest of the week ahead.

    Got a few more bugs to get out of my computer, ANTS!


  7. Den says:

    I’m thinking about a natural solution to ants:


  8. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Snotty came over, we sat outside to yak for awhile then went in and sat with Bob in the LR, eventually I got the Tostadas going. She left at 5:00. It was great having Snot over, but we didn’t get a chance to tour the ranch. We’ll do that next time.


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