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Pipeline Industry Promises to Review Disclosure Rules After Kinder Morgan Secrecy Scandal

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association ( CEPA ) is working hard to undo damage caused by pipeline company Kinder Morgan’s refusal to release oil spill response plans in British Columbia. The company's lack of disclosure angered the...Show More Summary

The Next Great Battle

April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Despite the catastrophic effects this spill had – and continues to have – on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and coastal communities, the federal government is still attempting to introduce new drilling along much of the Mid- and South Atlantic.

Nearly Five Years After the BP Spill, Animals Are Still Dying in the Gulf of Mexico

11 hours agoNews : Vice News

A new report by the National Wildlife Federation says dolphins continue to die, while the recovery of sea turtles has stalled and corals continue to show signs of damage from exposure to oil.

BP Acknowledges Existence of 25,000-Pound “Tar Mat” on Louisiana Coast

19 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

New Orleans investigative publication the Lens has a new story about the BP oil spill cleanup that, if nothing else, will introduce you to an unfortunate concept: the “tar mat.” Tar mats formed when Deepwater Horizon oil nearingShow More Summary

Report: BP Oil Spill Still Harming At Least 20 Animal Species

The common loon, blue crab, red snapper, and sperm whale are among the animals named in the NWF's report. The post Report: BP Oil Spill Still Harming At Least 20 Animal Species appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Harsh Reality of Oil Spill Cleanups (Excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation’)

5 days agoNews : Vice News

In this excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation,' VICE News speaks to the EPA’s Onsite Coordinator at the site of the Yellowstone River pipeline spill about the difficulties of recovering oil once it’s polluted the water.

Yemen Conflict Risks One of World’s Busiest Shipping Lanes

Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia. The post Yemen Conflict Risks One of World’s Busiest Shipping Lanes appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Gov. Bobby Jindal: Obama Has ‘Disqualified’ Himself as Commander in Chief (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama arrives at Louis Armstrong International Airport on May 2, 2010, for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill tour with Gov. Bobby Jindal. Obama lectured Governor Jindal on the tarmac about a letter he wrote to the DOA. … Continue reading ?

BNSF Railway faces fines in Washington state over hazardous spills

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state regulators have recommended BNSF Railway be fined $700,000 for not properly disclosing that its trains had spilled crude oil and other hazardous materials on 14 occasions over four months, officials said on Friday.

“Pipeline Nation” Short Documentary Investigates Lack Of Oversight Of “America’s Broken Industry”

In a new short documentary called “Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry,” Vice News travels to Glendive, Montana, where a pipeline ruptured on January 17 of this year, spilling 50,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River and contaminating the town’s drinking supply. This was the second oil spill in the area in the past four years. Show More Summary

As Shell Looks To Drill In Arctic, Environmentalists Rally To Remember Historic Arctic Oil Spill

About 50 people gathered in front of the White House Tuesday to urge President Obama to remember the spill and block Shell's Arctic drilling plans. The post As Shell Looks To Drill In Arctic, Environmentalists Rally To Remember Historic Arctic Oil Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Here's How A Group Of Activists Is Helping Others Keep Tabs On The Environment

An idea sparked in the aftermath of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history gave way to a community dedicated to democratizing environmental activism worldwide. Shortly after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010,...Show More Summary

Act Now to Protect Our Ocean and Fresh Water

I am a survivor of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a marine toxicologist, a commercial fisherman, and an author-turned-activist. The turning happened 26 years ago today, when I flew over the wreck of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Show More Summary

Heavy Fuel Oil Spill at Port of Long Beach

Approximately 33 gallons of heavy fuel oil was spilled during bunkering operations at an anchorage inside the Port of Long Beach Saturday morning, The U.S. Coast Guard reported.

What Is the US Government Doing to Prevent the Next Oil Pipeline Disaster?

last weekNews : Vice News

Four years after Congress passed a bill intended to make oil pipelines safer in the wake of a massive spill in Michigan, almost nothing has been done.

Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

last weekNews : Vice News

VICE News visits the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.

Despite Danger, U.S. Government to Permit Arctic Drilling by Shell

last weekNews : Truthdig

David Astley (CC BY-SA 2.0) In spite of estimates of a 75 percent or greater chance of an ecologically disastrous spill, the U.S. government is expected this week to give the green light to Shell Oil’s plan to restart drilling for petroleum...Show More Summary

Shell, ENI Responsible for 550 Oil Spills In Nigeria Last Year

Late last year, it came to light that Shell had been warned repeatedly by its own staff that the Trans Niger Pipeline was at significant risk of failure well before a 2008 spill of 500,000 barrels of oil. It was also revealed that Shell...Show More Summary

New Skimmer Systems for Coastal Oil Spill Response

SeaHow has launched a new product line of skimmers aiming to address the challenges encountered by the oil spill response (OSR) organizations.   SeaHow,

Newswire: Gina Rodriguez in talks to join Mark Wahlberg’s BP oil spill movie

Letting her shiny new Golden Globe do the talking, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez is reportedly negotiating a leap from CW Mondays to the big screen in Peter Berg’s upcoming Deepwater Horizon, which chronicles survivors of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, colloquially referred to as the BP oil spill. Show More Summary

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