About 1,500 gallons of used motor oil, which can contain toxins and heavy metals, leaked into Washington's Sulphur Creek and Yakima River. The post Motor Oil Spill Contaminates Washington River, Coating Birds And Endangering Wildlife appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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.
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
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 [ … ]
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...
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
The long-term results of the oil spill are in -- and they will not please lawyers, bureaucrats, or green activists.
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
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.
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.
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
(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
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
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.
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.