Latest Louisiana Oil Pipeline Rupture, Photos; #NoDAPL

Vanishing Earth

Yesterday, I flew over the latest pipeline leak on the Louisiana Gulf Coast and took plenty of footage to document the damage. The scene out there is pretty nasty and reminiscent of the 2010 BP disaster, though much smaller in scale. My flight was sponsored by SouthWings.org and piloted by the incredibly skilled Lance Rydberg.

South Louisiana continues to get ravaged by pipeline and other leaks. The latest came in the form of an estimated  5,250-gallon crude oil leak on Chenier Ronquille, a barrier island on the edge of Bay Long in southern Barataria Bay. The incident was allegedly caused by a contractor working on a restoration project aimed at restoring the effects of, well, the BP disaster. Apparently heavy equipment operated by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. accidentally cut through the pipeline owned by Harvest Pipeline Company, an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy. You may recall that Hilcorp was responsible…

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