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Exxon Mobil appeals $1 million penalty for Yellowstone River spill

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Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked federal regulators to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000-gallon crude spill into Montana’s Yellowstone River in 2011. LINK (via: Fuel Fix) Exxon Mobil's net income for the 4th quarter of 2014 was 6.7 billion which pencils out to over 50 million a day.

What Can Washington State Do to Make the Feds Move Faster on Oil Train Safety?

Washington Department of Ecology officials have already admitted that they wouldn't have enough resources to deal with a surprise tar sands crude-by-rail spill. Anan Kaewkhammul/Shutterstock On February 22, the Associated Press published...Show More Summary

TEDx organizers tackle the Gulf oil spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may already be the worst environmental disaster the United States has ever faced — and with the severed riser pipe at the ocean floor still gushing tens of thousands of barrels of oil a day, it’s undoubtedly one whose effects will carry forward for many [ … ]

"Examining the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Making of a Consumer Boycott"

Zhongmin Wang: In a new RFF discussion paper, “Egregiousness and Boycott intensity: Evidence from the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill,” we... explore the relationship between boycott intensity and media coverage, due to the latter’s ability to influence consumer awareness about egregious events. In order to test our model empirically, we...

Kinder Morgan, NEB Draw Ire for Oil Spill Response Plans Released in Washington State, But Not B.C.

Since DeSmog Canada broke the story two weeks ago that Kinder Morgan publicly released its emergency oil spill plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline in Washington State while withholding or severely redacting the exact same plans inShow More Summary

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline Because He Is A Pussy We Guess

This post sponsored by a grant from the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair for Oil Spills, Fracking, Clean Coal, Dirty Lies, and Laying Pipe. Time to impeach! repeal! sue! President Obama again, for doing exactly what he said he’d do: veto...Show More Summary

Rail Company Fined $361,000 For Oil Train Spill Into Virginia River

The derailment saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River. The post Rail Company Fined $361,000 For Oil Train Spill Into Virginia River appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BP appeals U.S. judge's ruling on size of Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP Plc on Monday appealed a federal judge's finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines. In January, U.S. District JudgeShow More Summary

Exploding Oil Trains Could Become a Horrifying New Normal

Last week, a train carrying oil from North Dakota derailed in West Virginia, spilled oil into a river, and sent a horrifying fireball shooting into the sky. The incident came only a few days after another oil train spill in Ontario.Show More Summary

NZ: Oil Spill off Taranaki

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) said it was monitoring the situation of a small oil spill at the Raroa platform, about 70 kilometres off the Taranaki coastline.   The operator,

Reality Check on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacts

The long-term results of the oil spill are in -- and they will not please lawyers, bureaucrats, or green activists.

On Fox, A Train Spilling Oil Is An Argument For Keystone XL, But A Pipeline Spill Isn't News

After a massive oil tanker derailed in West Virginia, several members of Fox News claimed that the accident demonstrates the need to build the Keystone XL pipeline because it is supposedly "safer" to transport oil by pipeline than by train. Show More Summary

BP Bid to Cut Gulf Spill fine Denied

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.

Crude Oil Spills Prompt New Questions About Safety

The derailments of two cargo trains earlier this week are spurring debate about whether crude oil shipments have a place on the rails that pass through America's small towns.

Transocean CEO's exit linked to lack of vision in tough market

By Terry Wade and Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Barely two months into his new job as the head of the world's largest offshore driller, Steven Newman was steering Transocean through the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, quickly earning a reputation as a CEO with a steady hand. Show More Summary

BP loses bid to cut maximum Gulf of Mexico spill fine

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans agreed with the federal...Show More Summary

Donald Trump called the White House and offered to help fix the BP oil spill

Businessman Donald Trump once called the White House and offered to help with one of the biggest disasters during President Barack Obama's time in office: the 2010 BP oil spill.  Trump told Business Insider on Thursday that the spill was not the main reason he reached out to top Obama adviser David Axelrod. Show More Summary

Four Oil-Related Spills Reported In North Dakota, The Latest In A Week Of Oil Mishaps

Safe to say this has not been a great week for the U.S. oil industry. The post Four Oil-Related Spills Reported In North Dakota, The Latest In A Week Of Oil Mishaps appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach

Microbes in beach sand apparently gobbled up a lot of oil washed ashore from the 2010 BP oil spill, but that assault altered the microbial population, leaving it less functionally diverse, according to a new study.

Svitzer Salvage Team Inspects Grounded DFDS Cargo Ship

The U.K Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports the grounded DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaway has spilled an undefined quantity of diesel oil from it’s starboard side.  The MCA says an [...] The post Svitzer Salvage Team Inspects Grounded DFDS Cargo Ship appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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