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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

January 29, 2015 6:20 am Photos

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Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana’s Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near halt in coming days as warmer weather makes ice on the river increasingly dangerous, state regulators and a company spokesman said Wednesday.

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Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Shovelnose sturgeon and emerald shiners that were netted by Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel in the Yellowstone River downstream from a Jan. 17 oil spill will be tested at a Billings lab for exposure to petroleum chemicals.

January 26, 2015 2:30 pmLoading…
Montana pipeline spill estimate lowered to 30K gallons

Montana pipeline spill estimate lowered to 30K gallons

Authorities have lowered to 30,000 gallons their estimate of the amount of oil that spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in Eastern Montana.

January 26, 2015 12:43 pm Video Photos

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Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

GLENDIVE — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.

January 25, 2015 11:30 am Video Photos

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An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a 39,000 gallon spill upstream. Then the ice began to pop, and all bets were off.

January 25, 2015 6:00 am Video Photos

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Gazette opinion: Oil spill underscores infrastructure, public safety needs

Gazette opinion: Oil spill underscores infrastructure, public safety needs

Neither technology nor electronic communications alerted community members to the two most recent major oil spills into the Yellowstone River. No, it was the smell:

January 25, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

Federal regulators on Friday ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply.

January 23, 2015 10:24 am Photos

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Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Some Glendive residents have reported dark material coming out of taps as the flush their pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency has studied the gritty particles and the concluded the material is not related to the oil spill but rather is naturally occurring sediment th…

January 23, 2015 9:57 am Photos

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'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill

'I knew as soon as I smelled my water': Tempers flare in wake of oil spill

GLENDIVE — At the Glendive High School auditorium Thursday night, a panel of local, state and federal agencies and Bridger Pipeline employees explained the proper procedure for flushing out residual benzene from their pipes in wake of the Yellowstone River oil spill that contaminated the cit…

January 22, 2015 10:15 pm Photos

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Ice scars

Ice scars

Cottonwood trees along the Yellowstone River at Intake Dam fishing access site show the scars of spring ice jams. With an oil spill above the site, ice could carry the spill far inland.

January 21, 2015 2:30 pmLoading…
Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Oil spill effects on fish, wildlife still uncertain

Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are attempting to gather baseline data on the effects of Saturday’s oil spill into the Yellowstone near Glendive.

January 21, 2015 2:32 pm Photos

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Tissue sampling

Tissue sampling

Amberly Huttinger of the Bozeman Fish Health Center takes tissue samples from a sucker's liver for testing to see if the fish was contaminated by the July ExxonMobil oil spill in 2012. Fish, Wildlife and Parks is capturing fish to conduct similar studies on the lower Yellowstone.

January 21, 2015 12:15 pmLoading…
State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

State issues fish consumption advisory downstream from spill

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued consumption advisory for fish caught in the Yellowstone River in the area of a Jan. 17 oil spill west of Glendive.

January 21, 2015 12:10 pmLoading…
10,000 gallons of oil recovered from Yellowstone River

10,000 gallons of oil recovered from Yellowstone River

Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into the Yellowstone River and contaminated a Montana city's drinking water.

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From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

From spill to statement: Information came in a trickle

The Poplar Pipeline breach happened at 10 a.m. Saturday, and by 11 a.m. Bridger employees began shutting down the line, according to a press release from Bridger Pipeline LLC.

January 20, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Yellowstone oil spill: Glendive

Yellowstone oil spill: Glendive

Associated Press reporter Matthew Brown contributed these images from Monday and Tuesday in Glendive as residents reacted to an oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

January 20, 2015 4:25 pm Photos

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Oil pipeline break is under Yellowstone River

Oil pipeline break is under Yellowstone River

The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the riverbed, a federal official said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 2:53 pm Related Loading…

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