Does this help you believe Spectra’s promises to protect
gopher tortoises while invading Georgia with its
Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline?
Mike Carter, Alaska Highway News, 17 June 2015,
Spectra challenges $28,000 fine for failing to protect Western Toad habitat,
Spectra Energy Transmission faces a $28,000 fine for allegedly
failing to protect the habitat of the Western Toad while
constructing its Transmission North Expansion project north of
Moberly Lake, in the Beryl Prairie area near Butler Ridge Provincial
According to National Energy Board (NEB) spokesperson Darin Barter,
the company stands accused of failing to protect the toad’s habitat
in accordance with the project’s application documents.
In a June 3 letter to the NEB, Spectra indicated Continue reading Spectra challenging fine for not protecting Western Toad →
Almost $1 million PHMSA fine to Williams Transco for
safety regulation violations that let corrosion continue
until a pipeline exploded near Appomattox, Virginia in 2008,
taking out two homes and injuring five people, with local and state governments
footing the bill as usual for the pipeline company failure.
Yet Transco let much the same thing happen again
in 2011 in Marengo
County, Virginia, after which even PHMSA said
“Transco has a history of cathodic protection [corrosion] concerns on other segments.”
The Lynchburg News & Advance wrote 11 August 2009,
Company fined in Appomattox pipeline explosion, Continue reading Williams Transco explosion in Appomattox Virginia 2008-11-14 →
1989 $15 million fine against Spectra for leaking PCBs at 89 pipeline
locations was a record for EPA at that time,
but Pennsylvania topped it a few years later.
Russell E. Eshleman Jr. wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer 15 May 1991,
Pipeline Firm To Pay $218.6 Million For Pcb Contamination Across Pa.,
Texas Eastern Pipeline Corp. has agreed to pay Pennsylvania $18.6
million in penalties and $200 million in cleanup costs for dumping
PCBs at 19 sites across the state, the Casey administration
Texas Eastern is part of Spectra Energy now.
Penn. had asked for even more than it got, so it got enough: Continue reading Spectra fined $18.6 million + $200 million cleanup for PCBs by Pennsylvania in 1991 →