Transportation of Dangerous Fossil Fuel

Updated 2024

We are giving a huge pass for the great expansion of unsafe fossil fuel transportation with pipelines, trains, ships, and trucks. For pipeline leaks alone see List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century.

In addition to oil and coal, there is also no agreed upon way to transport nuclear waste and it must remain close to the nuclear power facility as it has for decades. Even more than transportation, the problem is we are not leaving fossil fuels and dirty Tar Sands oil in the ground in the first place. 

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been going on for decades.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see


1-When Will Environmentalists Ever Wake Up? The Great Pipeline Scam
2-Keystone XL's Dirty Little Secret
3-As Texas Pipeline Blockade Continues, Activists Challenge First U.S. Tar Sands Strip Mine in Utah
4-Petroleum Coke: The Coal Hiding in the Tar Sands
5-Latest pro-Keystone XL letter from Congress once again awash with oil money
6-Nurses Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline, Cite Adverse Effects of Increased Air Pollution, Climate Change
7-Tarmageddon: The oil firms behind the exploitation of Canada's wilderness where locals say they are dying from pollution
8-5 Reasons Why the Keystone Pipeline is Bad for the Economy
9-Environmentalists diss State Dept.'s Keystone pipeline review
10-State Department Keystone XL Study Done by Oil Industry-Connected Firm with Big Tobacco, Fracking Ties
11-BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia
12-EXCLUSIVE: State Dept. Hid Contractor's Ties to Keystone XL Pipeline Company
13-Tar sands pipelines don’t just leak oil
14-Keystone Public Comments Won't Be Made Public, State Department Says
15-Keystone XL Risks Harm To Houston Community: 'This Is Obviously Environmental Racism'
16-Exxon Oil Pipeline Floods Arkansas Town, Concerns Grow About Keystone
17-From Valdez to BP: Exxon's Tax-Free Arkansas Spill
18-At Oil Spill Cleanup in Arkansas, Exxon Running the Show, Not Federal Agencies
19-Toxic and Tax Exempt
20-Fish deformities linked to oil pollution in U.S. and Alberta: Alberta scientist calls for research on fish malformations in Lower Athabasca River
21-Gloat Like Rockefeller When Watching Trains - Keystone XL: The Art of NGO Discourse
22-Introduction: 37 years of oil spills in Alberta
23-More than 91,000 litres of oil spilled from derailed Sask. train
24-Unfunny Keystone Capers
25-Apache spill is one of Alberta's largest pipeline ruptures
26-TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline Practices
27-Escalation of Oil Spills, Why They’re Getting Worse in the US: Speeches Don't Matter, Actions Do
28-Center for Biological Diversity Maps Every U.S. Oil Pipeline Spill Since 1986 (Video)
29-Colorado Floods Break Pipeline and Engulf Gas Wells

30-First-Ever Footage of Aging Tar Sands Pipelines Beneath Great Lakes

31-North Dakota Recorded 300 Oil Spills in 2 Years, Reported None

32-Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

33-State now tracking 10 oil and gas spills in Colorado flood zones

35-Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Inadequate Cleanup

36-Obama Approves Major Border-Crossing Fracked Gas Pipeline Used To Dilute Tar Sands

37-12,000 gallons of crude oil spilled between Winona and Red Wing on Monday

38-America’s Dangerous Pipelines: 7,978 fatalities by in 2013 – 4,199 by 2001 = 3,779, which is more than the 2,977 killed by the hijackers on 9/11. If the fossil fuel industry was a foreign country, we would have invaded it by now.

39-Evacuation Order Lifted After Oil Train Collision

40-Keystone XL Document Dump Reveals Obama Unconcerned About Global Warming, State Department Riddled with Oil Lobbyists

41-Exxon Valdez: 25 Years on, the “Dead Zone” Remains

42-It’s Not Just Keystone — Five Dirty Pipelines You’ve Never Heard Of

43-Caution: Toxic Tax Exempt Oil Train Crossing Ahead

44-Life in Michigan’s dirtiest ZIP code: Some residents call the tar sands industry a threat to public safety, say stricter regulations are needed

45-Mysterious Cracked Earth Oil Spills In Alberta

46-Oil spillage from freight trains hit record high in 2013

47-Oil Trains Spilled More Crude Last Year Than In The Previous 38 Years Combined

48-Oregon tells rail companies to keep oil deliveries secret

49-Researchers find 7,300-sq-mile ring of mercury around tar sands in Canada

50-The Bakken Crude Debate

51-More Crude oil Spilled in 2013 than Previous 4 Decades Combined

52-Third pipe at Dan River plant leaking coal ash toxins, EPA says

53-Honor The Earth: Triple Crown of Pipeline Rides Video

54-WATCH: This Is One Time-Lapse Big Oil Doesn't Want You To See

55-Whistleblower Evan Voke's Evidence Against TransCanada Whitewashed By Regulators

56-Meeting Logs: Obama White House Quietly Coddling Big Oil on “Bomb Trains” Regulations

57-'Runaway Oil Trains': A Metaphor for Our Fossil Fuel Failure - New report documents unprecedented rise of crude-by-rail industry and the broader dangers it represents

58-Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fend Off Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

59-Crude-by-Rail: Resource Hub and Interactive Map

60-Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

61-Tar Sands on the Tracks: Railbit, Dilbit and U.S. Export Terminals

62-Inside America's crumbling infrastructure: The country's aging roads and bridges badly need repair or replacement. But are we willing to pay the cost?

63-Seven Reasons to Walk Away From Keystone XL

64-Wrong Side of the Tracks: Why Rail is not the Answer to the Tar Sands Market Access Problem

65-Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil

66-Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

67-Millions of gallons of saltwater leak into North Dakota creek

68-Another oil train explodes in West Virginia. Here's why this keeps happening.

69-Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

70-Facing Felony Charges, Rick Perry Joins Board of Energy Transfer Partners, Owner of Proposed Oil Pipeline Across Iowa

71-For First Time, TransCanada Says Tar Sands Flowing to Gulf in Keystone XL South

72-Going Off the Rails: There's No Safe Way to Haul Oil by the Trainload

73-Here’s What Big Oil Has in the Pipeline if Keystone Fails

74-It’s Not Just Keystone — Five Dirty Pipelines You’ve Never Heard Of

75-Oil trains are blowing up all over the place

76-BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"

77-BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

78-California gas pipeline explosion, fire injure up to 15 people

79-Emails: How State Department Secretly Approved Expanding Piece of Enbridge's "Keystone XL Clone"

80-Here are the other tar-sands pipelines Canada is trying to build

81-Response to Vancouver oil spill fuels serious concerns

82-5 Years Since Massive Tar Sands Oil Spill, Kalamazoo River Still Not Clean

83-Alberta wildfires prompt oil firms to suspend production and evacuate staff - At least 233,000 barrels per day of oil sands production have been halted as government of Canadian province says 66 forest fires are burning

84-Canada can't curb oil sands emissions fast enough: document

85-Company Responsible for Santa Barbara County Oil Spill Had Numerous Safety, Maintenance Infractions: Report

86-Pipeline breach leads to massive oil spill in Alberta: China-subsidiary company apologizes, says cleanup underway for one of North America's largest-ever oil spills on land

87-DOE: Department of Evasiveness? More Government Delay Tactics as Bomb Trains Roll On

88-Enbridge Stuffs Provision into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of "Keystone XL Clone"

89-Five Years After Michigan Oil Spill, Unfinished Business Remains - The EPA has yet to levy a Clean Water Act fine for the biggest inland oil spill in U.S. history.

90-Montana Oil Train Derailment Renews Call for Ban on Crude-By-Rail - "The wreck is the latest in a string of derailments this year exposing the still-unchecked dangers that crude-oil trains pose to people and the environment, and how unprepared communities are to deal with the threat," says Center for Biological Diversity

91-Montana train derailment spills crude oil - Three rail cars continue to leak crude; Amtrak suspends rail service in the area

92-Nexen’s Brand New, Double-Layered Pipeline Just Ruptured, Causing One of the Biggest Oil Spills Ever in Alberta

93-Ruptured pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil on California coast

94-So-Called ‘Failsafe’ Pipeline Leak Detection System Failed in Massive Alberta Tar Sands Spill

95-Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

96-During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-, Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits

97-America Has a Hidden Climate Denial Network and New Research Maps It Out - Corporate funding has played a huge role in influencing our national conversation on climate.

98-Activists in Pacific Northwest Face Off Against Largest Oil-By-Rail Terminal in North America

99-Oregon oil train terminal owner's stock crashes amid major layoffs

100-Porter Ranch Methane Leak Spreads Across LA’s San Fernando Valley

101-Stopping West Coast Tar Sands Oil Bomb Trains in Their Tracks

102-There Will Be Blood - Oil Train Regulations Fail To Address Known Risks

103-Phil Roos: Pipeline secrecy bill threatens Great Lakes, prevents accountability

104-Exclusive: Newly Released Inspection Reports on Keystone XL’s Southern Route Fuel Doubt Over ‘Safest Pipeline Ever Built' Claims | DeSmogBlog

105-Outrage Over Peru Oil Spills: “It’s a crime that has no forgiveness” - Oil Change InternationalOil Change International

106-New Study: Philly’s Minority Communities at Greatest Risk from Oil Trains | PennEnvironment

107-Texas Matters: Will You Share The Road With High Level Nuclear Waste?

108-Canada: New Oil Pipelines Will Not Solve Alberta’s Economic Woes or Support a Clean Energy Transition

109-Crude Awakening: 37 years of oil spills in Alberta

110-Harper 2.0? Trudeau Says Canada Needs More Tar Sands Pipelines - The Liberal prime minister argues that building more pipelines to transport dirty tar sands oil is necessary to fund Canada's transition to a green future

111-Keystone pipeline leaked 16,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota field

112-Keystone Pipeline Spill Nearly 100 Times Bigger Than Originally Estimated

113-Media Silent as Keystone Pipeline Leak 100 Times Larger Than Initially Reported

114-Why we almost always underestimate the size of oil spills

115-Clinton Foundation Receiving Millions From Proponents of Keystone XL - Green groups say revelation raises questions about industry influence over likely 2016 presidential candidate

116-Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico, 36 Oil Tanks Catch Fire

117-'Bomb Train' Hits Oregon Community as Feared Derailment Comes to Pass - "Maybe this is why we don't like moving oil via trains through the gorge..."

118-Another pipeline bursts in PA, endangering the drinking water of 6 million people ... same company behind Dakota Pipeline

119-BREAKING: Massive U.S. Pipeline Blows Open Spilling 250k Gallons Of Gas, State Of Emergency Declared

120-Dakota Pipeline Was Approved by Army Corps Over Objections of Three Federal Agencies - Sioux tribe's concerns were echoed in official reports by the EPA and two other agencies, but Army Corps of Engineers brushed them aside.

121-David Suzuki says economy cannot trump environment - 'We've got to get off fossil fuels. We can’t be building multi-billion dollar pipelines ... It’s just crazy.'

122-EPA: FERC's Pipeline Environmental Impact Assessment Is Wrong

123-Fire Chief: “Its Insane” to Ship Bakken Crude by Rail

124-Gas pipeline project headed to Suwannee River leaks into Georgia waterway; sparks environmental worries

125-List of pipeline accidents in the United States in the 21st century

126-Local Sheriffs Deputies Pulled from ND; Amnesty, UN Observers at Pipeline Protest; Liability Questions Raised

127-Louisiana Parish Hit by Third Oil Spill in Ten Days As Pressure Grows To Hold Oil and Gas Industry Accountable for Coastal Damage

128-More than 60 petrochemical accidents reported in Louisiana during two weeks in October

129-Iowa Pipeline Bursts Days After Trump Approves DAPL Construction - This is not the first time Magellan has dealt with spills from pipelines. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled federal charges against Magellan related to three previous spills.

130-ND House Passes Bill to Hide Oil Spills

131-North Dakota oil well spewing after weekend blowout

132-Oil Has Been Spilling Into The Pacific Since Last Month And It’s Being Totally Ignored

133-Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp

134-Shell Pipeline Leaks 20,000 Gallons of Oil in California's Central Valley

135-State of emergency declared for Alabama after Colonial pipeline incident

136-Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into A Major River

137-New Analysis Shows, There's No Safe Way to Transport Fossil Fuels

138-Rover Pipeline Sets Record for Environmental Violations

139-Pipelines in the Era of Climate Change

140-Father, son killed in Dixon area pipeline explosion

141-Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

142-Oil Spill Now Larger Than Paris Ravages Indonesian Island, 5 Dead

143-Report: Gas Pipeline Construction Leading to Massive Risks to Utility Ratepayers

144-The Old, Hidden Pipeline at the Bottom of the Great Lakes

145-Mr Trudeau, Kinder Morgan Is Just An Economic Pipe-Dream

146-FERC Doesn't Work (video)

147-Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline: 9 Reasons We Shouldn’t Be Buying The Pipeline or The Spin

148-Why I’m Adamantly Opposed to the Kinder Morgan Buyout

149-'It was huge': Enbridge gas pipeline ruptures, sparking massive fire and evacuation north of Prince George, B.C.

150-Gap in pipe the cause of Newfoundland’s largest-ever oil spill, which is now impossible to clean up

151-Report: 90% of Pipeline Blasts Draw No Financial Penalties

152-California cleaning up massive spill that saw 800,000 gallons of oil dumped into canyon

153-Climate Damage From Trans Mountain = 34 Million More Cars On The Road

154-Did North Dakota Regulators Hide an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?

155-Explosions in Three States Highlight Dangers of Aging Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

156-Four fossil fuel blasts in two days

157-Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons Of Oil Near UNESCO World Heritage Site

158-Kentucky pipeline blast leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

159-Midwest Flooding Exposes Another Oil Pipeline Risk — on Keystone XL’s Route  Rushing rivers have exposed once-buried pipelines before, leading to oil spills. With climate change exacerbating flood risks, Keystone XL critics see dangers ahead.

160-Pipeline rupture sends 40,000 litres of oil into Alberta creek

161-Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp

162-The company behind the Kentucky explosion is also behind the worst inland pipeline accident in US history

163-Train derailment sent 36 cars full of coal into the Great Dismal Swamp

164-TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia

165-California commission finds PG&E falsified records for years

166-Canadian Town Evacuated After Another Oil Train Derails and Burns

167-Sask. crude oil train that crashed and burned had new puncture-resistant cars endorsed by feds

168-TC Energy Shuts Down Keystone 1 Pipeline After Major Leak

169-The latest Keystone Pipeline oil leak is almost 10 times worse than initially thought

170-There’s Still Oil on This Beach 26 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill (Part 3) | National Geographic (YouTube)

171-Investigation continues around oil-train derailment, fire in Custer, Whatcom County

172-Whistleblower Claims Dangerous Defects in Pipeline for Shell’s Pennsylvania Plastics Plant - Newly surfaced public records reveal that state regulators complained last year that federal authorities had failed to adequately investigate the reports of Falcon pipeline defects.

173-The Gassing Of Satartia - A CO2 pipeline in Mississippi ruptured last year, sickening dozens of people. What does it forecast for the massive proposed buildout of pipelines across the U.S.?

174-U.S. probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in wake of Hurricane Ida

175-Dakota Access Pipeline Operator Breaking the Law, a New Report Claims

176-TotalEnergies’ East African pipeline breaches international environmental and human rights standards

177-Calls to 'Stop Building New Oil Pipelines' Grow as Data Shows Severity of Keystone Leaks"Once again, a massive spill has reminded us of a simple truth: oil pipelines put clean water at risk," said one environmentalist.

178-Keystone pipeline ordered shut down after leak of 14,000 barrels of oil - Spill ranks among the largest in U.S. ever, and the largest in the history of the pipeline

179-Pete Buttigieg’s Transportation Department Is Skirting Safety Standards - The recent train derailment in Ohio shows the need for more stringent safety rules for train brakes, especially for trains carrying hazardous materials. Transportation regulators are instead bending to the interests of rail industry lobbyists.

180-Ohio catastrophe is ‘wake-up call’ to dangers of deadly train derailments The next derailment ‘could be cataclysmic’ if action isn’t taken after the incident near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, says expert

181-The East Palestine Train Fiasco Lays Bare a Far Bigger Crisis - It’s a stark reminder that plastics, from cradle to grave, are poisoning people—and the planet.

182-Cost of Trans Mountain Expansion balloons to $30.9B

183-Freight train carrying hazardous materials derails in western Arizona

184-Evacuation order lifted after freight train derails, catches fire in Minnesota

185-Train derails and causes forest fire in Rockwood, Maine but officials say no hazardous materials involved

186-Biden Admin Boosts Big Oil’s Colorado River Scheme

187-Corporate Cash Derails Train Safety Bill

188-East Palestine Progress: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

189-Millions of liters of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico and no-one knows why... (YouTube)

190-Source of 1.1 million gallons of oil spilled into Gulf of Mexico remains mystery

191-Crews continue to clean up fiery train derailment near Arizona-New Mexico border (YouTube)







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