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Canadian oil spill from Husky pipeline reaches Saskatchewan city

(Reuters) - An oil spill by Husky Energy Inc into a major Canadian river reached the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Monday, hours earlier than expected, as workers there raced to stretch a 30-kilometre (19-mile) hose to draw drinking water from another source.

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues. [Editor's note: This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like...Show More Summary

Canada Seek to contain Oil Spill

Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a

At least 40 percent of Canada oil spill recovered: officials

(Reuters) - Authorities have recovered at least 40 percent of the 1,572 barrels of oil that leaked into a major western Canadian river, but the spill is still moving downstream and threatening the drinking water of riverside communities, officials said on Sunday.

Canadian authorities seek to contain oil spill moving down river

(Reuters) - Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a previous barrier and threatened the drinking water of several communities along the coast.

Canadian City Closes Water Intake Plant Following Massive Oil Spill

The city of North Battleford in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan shuts down its water intake plant after tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River, according to City Operations Director Stewart Schafer.

U.S., Enbridge Reach $177 Million Oil Spill Settlement

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By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc has agreed to pay $177 million in penalties and improved safety measures in a settlement with the U.S. government tied to one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. Show More Summary

This $177 Million Oil Spill Fine Is Everything That Is Wrong With Environmental Enforcement

Six years after spilling more than 27,000 barrels of oil into local rivers, Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership is finally facing the music. But the music is a little soft. The post This $177 Million Oil Spill Fine Is Everything That Is Wrong With Environmental Enforcement appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pro-tip: It costs a lot when you spill tar sands oil into a river

Enbridge just got socked with the largest fine ever for a U.S. pipeline spill.

US, Oil Company Enbridge Reach $177Mln Settlement for 2010 Oil Spills

The Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership to resolve claims stemming from its 2010 oil spills, according to official statement.

Enbridge to pay $62 million fine, $120 million costs for Michigan spill: report

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency will fine Enbridge Inc $62 million for a 2010 oil spill that released crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, a Michigan TV station reported Wednesday, citing a source.

U.S. to make announcement related to Enbridge spills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency said they would make a "major announcement" related to the 2010 Enbridge oil spills on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

BP Announces Final Estimate Of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, But Are They Being Honest?

On July 14 th, oil giant BP announced that they had finally finished their calculations and the final estimate for costs of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill would likely hit $62 billion. This cost includes all of the settlementsShow More Summary

BP Puts Tab for Gulf Disaster at $62 Bln

BP announced today that following significant progress in resolving outstanding claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill, it can now

Rick Snyder Picks Former BP Lobbyist To Protect Michigan’s Environment. What Could Go Wrong?

Michigan's brand new head of Environmental Quality helped manage BP's response to the Gulf oil spill. Are there any pelicans in Michigan?

Open thread for night owls: Oil spills have what ducks crave?

In testimony to clear the path for a new rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington, that would handle roughly 360,000 barrels a day, industry witnesses want to make one thing perfectly clear: Oil spills are good for you. Nothing will boost...Show More Summary

Oil Spills Are Actually Good For Birds, Fish, And The Economy According To The Oil Industry

"When a spill occurs, new economic activity occurs to clean-up contaminated areas, remediate affected properties, and supply equipment for cleanup activities," a witness testified before a committee in Vancouver, WA. The post Oil Spills Are Actually Good For Birds, Fish, And The Economy According To The Oil Industry appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BP Raises Deepwater Horizon Spill Liability to $61.6 Billion

By David Wethe and Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) — BP Plc has raised the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax. Show More Summary

BP books $5.2bn more over spill

BP raises the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax. ||| Houston - BP has raised the total liability from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in US history, by $5.2 billion to $61.6 billion before tax. Show More Summary

BP’s Total Costs for Deadly Oil Spill Hit $62 Billion

BP’s total costs for the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster is approaching $62 billion. The oil giant today said it expects a pre-tax non-operating charge associated with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill of around $5.2 billion, bringing the total bill for the environmental disaster to $61.6 billion. BP said it believes that any further […]

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