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Why 10,000 Spills from Oil and Gas Development Can’t Be Ignored

Oil and gas development produces massive amounts of air and water pollution that can have severe impacts on our communities and ecosystems. And data in a recent investigative article could help us understand more about where and how much oil, wastewater, and other fluid are spilled across the country.

Oil Spills from VLOC in Strait of Malacca

Berge Bulk Maritime confirms that an its VLOC (Very Large Ore Carrier)  “BERGE BUREYA” – (IMO/LR # 9297539) operated vessel was involved

Massive Oil Spill Poisons Canadian Water Supplies, May Prompt Criminal Charges

As the North Saskatchewan River was poisoned with a 200,000-liter tar sands crude oil spill last Thursday, Husky Energy did not shut down its leaking pipeline until the following Monday. Al Pate, a ranking employee with the oil company, said he was “deeply sorry” for the delayed response.

Oil Industry: Oil Spills Are Good for Birds

Environmentalists worry that an increase in oil trains could lead to an rise in oil train derailments, like the kind seen in early June when a Union Pacific train carrying Bakken crude derailed outside the Oregon town of Mosier, spilling 42,000 gallons of oil near the Columbia River. Show More Summary

Canadian premier 'not satisfied' with Husky spill response

(Reuters) - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said on Wednesday he was not satisfied with Husky Energy Inc's emergency response to an oil spill into a river that supplies drinking water, and said the western Canadian province needed to consider ways to avoid a reoccurrence.

Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico -- New report

WASHINGTON - To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon - the largest oil spill in U.S. history - a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities. read more

Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon -- the largest oil spill in US history -- a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities.

Canadian oil spill started day before crews arrived: Husky Energy

(Reuters) - An oil spill into a major Canadian river from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline started last Wednesday evening and crews did not arrive on site until the following morning, the company said on Tuesday.

U.S. Coast Guard responding to oil spill at Lake Grande Ecaille, Louisiana

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday it is responding to a crude oil spill from an abandoned flow line near Lake Grande Ecaille, Louisiana.

Canadian Oil Spill Threatens Drinking Water

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

An oil slick has forced the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to shut down its water treatment plant, after a pipeline dumped tens of thousands of gallons into the North Saskatchewan River.

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

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.

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