(Reuters) – The US Department of Transportation's pipeline regulator on Thursday charged the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer LP, with probable breaches of security regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it.
USA The Communication on Safety Administration for Pipeline and Hazardous Materials lists probable violations including locating stormwater drainage at six pipeline facilities and failure to follow assessment guidelines for any incidents in sensitive areas where the pipeline operates. the company for the infringements and said that failure to rectify the problems could lead to further enforcement action.
In June, a U.S. district court closed a long-running case against DAPL, a 570,000-barrel pipeline per day off North Dakota that travels under a reservoir in the Missouri River, but allowed Native American tribes and other adversaries to the line to take further action against it. .
Energy transfer was not immediately available for comment.
“An oil spill from this pipeline would be devastating to our drinking water supply and to millions of people downstream, harming us all. That is why we have opposed DAPL from the beginning and fought for its continued operation at every turn, said Standing Rock Sioux Tribes vice president Ira Taken Alive in a statement on Thursday by the Earthjustice group, which represents the tribe in a trial. Catalog