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New pipelines spotlight flawed safety oversight

A growing network of pipelines faces scrutiny as inadequate regulatory oversight leaves safety in the hands of companies, risking both public and environmental safety.

Mike Soraghan reports for Politico.

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Proposed pipeline project faces legal challenges over environmental risks

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over its approval of a pipeline slated to supply methane gas to a new Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power plant in Middle Tennessee.

Anita Wadhwani reports for Tennessee Lookout.

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Pipeline project impacts Indigenous sacred site, fueling legal battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project through British Columbia's sacred Pípsell region sparked opposition from the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation over violation of Indigenous Rights and sacred spaces.

Ayesha Habib reports for The Narwhal.

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Inside the last-ditch effort to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline
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Inside the last-ditch effort to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The pipeline is over budget and late, with more hard work ahead. Opponents hope that discourages fossil fuel companies from building others.
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Landowners' fury threatens pipeline projects

Complaints from landowners about safety and damage to their land have been a constant in the country’s pipeline fights. But they’ve typically taken a back seat to environmental groups’ concerns about climate change and companies’ promises of growth and jobs.