Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry – Vice News looks at Yellowstone River oil spills

Oil pipeline operations fail resulting in oil spills.  An honest discussion with a US Government official working in pipeline safety oversight, and others.  Between lax enforcement of safety regulations, and companies that don’t care, and the fact that the pipeline industry is self-regulated, ….  It’s hard to enforce the regulations in this situation.

The federal industry has a skeleton crew of inspectors, meaning the responsible Dept is hamstrung in effective enforcement.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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