The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #13

Posted on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Posted at: 2:21 AM

This is Update #13 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

  • Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ]
  • Current regulations require pipeline companies to conduct reviews of pipelines that cross waterways just once per year.   [ Article ]
  • Environmentalists, landowners and labour groups are pushing the Alberta government to investigate oil and gas pipeline safety with an ad campaign.   [ Article ]
  • Groups that are supporting the ad campaign include the Alberta Surface Rights Group, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Alberta Wilderness Association, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Citizens for Responsible Development, Council of Canadians, Friends of Lily Lake, Greenpeace Canada, Keepers of the Athabasca, National Farmers Union, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter, Three Creeks Resident’s Group, Warburg Pempina Surface Rights Group, Water Matters and the West Athabasca Watershed Bio Regional Society.   [ Article ]


  • The Rangeland Pipeline System is made up of approximately 1285 kilometres of gathering and trunk pipelines.   [ Link ]
  • The majority of the Rangeland Pipeline System is approximately 50 years old.   [ Link ]
  • According to Google Maps, Jackson Creek is approximately 50 km from the Gleniffer Reservoir — where the booms have been set up to contain the oil spill. That means, the oil spill has travelled 50 km along the Red Deer River.   [ Map ]

Other Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates:

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