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Wanna Prevent Protests? Protect the Environment, Oil Execs Tell Themselves

The Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska, a state where environmental concern over the proposed pathway forced planners to reroute the pipeline away from ecologically sensitive areas.

Executives and experts with oil and natural gas companies met in Oklahoma City earlier this week to talk shop. And while the desire for more pipelines dominated much of the discussion — Keystone XL is just the beginning, apparently — the Journal Record‘s Sarah Terry-Cobo reports that maintaining the public trust over environmental issues was [...]

Who Regulates Oklahoma Pipelines? No One, Until They’re Built or Broken

The Glass Mountain Pipeline would carry crude oil from Arnett and Alva, Okla. to the storage and distribution hub in Cushing.

Landowners in Major County who depend on aquifer water say a planned crude oil pipeline threatens the Cimarron Aquifer — their primary water source. Rural homeowners use well water from the aquifer, which also feeds nearby towns and comprises about 87 percent of nearby Enid’s permitted water production. Oklahomans in the area are puzzled about [...]

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