- On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that the Dakota Access pipeline has already leaked on two more occasions in 2017 — bringing the total number to three since Trump ordered the project’s completion.
- On March 3, 84 gallons spilled from a leak in Watford City, North Dakota, where two sections of the pipeline connect.
- Oil flow was “immediately” cut off to contain the spill, and contaminated snow and soil were removed without any damage being done to local wildlife or waterways, AP reports.
- A smaller leak of 20 gallons occurred two days later, on March 5.
- The second leak happened in rural Mercer County, North Dakota, the result of an above-ground valve malfunction. Read more (5/23/17)