Oil and gas companies working with North Dakota state officials to keep spills quiet

by Cassady Craighill

October 28, 2013

Workers with heavy equipment try to contain an oil spill on the Jensen farm near Tioga, North Dakota on October 12, 2013. A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota. The spill was originally discovered on September 29, 2013. Photo by Neal Lauron/Greenpeace

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North Dakota Pipeline Oil Spill

A recent oil spill in North Dakota leaking 20,000 barrels onto a wheat farm went unnoticed for 11 days. The Associated Press has uncovered documents revealing years of spills kept secret by oil and gas companies as well as state officials.

Read more about the unreported spills.

See EXCLUSIVE photos of the 20,000 barrel Tesoro spill

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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