15 Mar '17, 3pm

Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

Cleanup efforts are underway after a failed Chevron Corporation pipeline released about 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream on public land in northwestern Colorado and killed some wildlife. The breach happened on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and was first detected on March 5 by a Chevron consultant. The pipeline was shut down after discovery of the leak and the oil is now trapped in a berm and siphon dam in a dry ravine, according to the Associated Press . As it happens, the leak occurred around the same time that the conservation group Center for Western Priorities found that Chevron was behind 31 reported spills in Colorado last year, ranking the energy corporation as the fourth highest oil and gas spiller in the state. 2016 Colorado Oil and Gas Toxic Release Tracker Center for Western Priorities Chevron spokeswoman Erika Conner said that while there...

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