It's been a while since we checked in on our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death funnel and longtime Republican fetish object. From the start, it's been clear that the object of the people behind the project has been to get the thing in the ground and pumping, and the devil take the details...and public safety, for all that. This essential purpose remains. From the Aberdeen Daily News:
It’s alleged that TC Oil Operations, the company that owns the pipeline, failed to provide suitable coating material at numerous locations along the pipeline. The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration issued TC Oil Operations a notice of probable violation and a proposed compliance order June 13. The federal agency issued the notice as a result of an inspection of the Keystone Pipeline’s facilities and records, according to the notice document. TC Oil Operations, also known as TC Energy, had operated under the name TransCanada until changing its name in May.
No fine was proposed by PHMSA as a result of the probable violation, but a compliance order was proposed that requires TC Oil to “correct deficiencies in coating material so that they are suitable for prevention of atmospheric corrosion.” It requires that the company provide a “record of the location of piping with insufficient coating and the date in which the appropriate coating was applied.” The company has six months from the date of the final order to comply, according to the notice document...It notes that TC Oil failed to follow its own procedures in its operations and maintenance when it failed to provide suitable coating material.
I hadn't noticed that TransCanada had changed its name. List it in your book under "aliases."
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