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Green Weenie of the Week: The NRDC

(Steven Hayward) The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is out today with a breathless press release warning that transporting Canadian oil by means of ships or barges threatens oil spills into our rivers and estuaries: NRDC Report: Tar Sands Tankers in U.S. Show More Summary

Western North Dakota crude pipeline shut down after spill

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A crude oil transmission line was shut down in western North Dakota following a leak that spilled oil into a creek, the state said on Tuesday. The size of Monday’s leak and extent of the spill were not yet known. It occurred as Native Americans, climate activists and other protesters were...

Western North Dakota crude pipeline shut down after spill

(Reuters) - A crude oil transmission line was shut down in western North Dakota following a leak that spilled oil into a creek, the state said on Tuesday.

Hand-forged jewelry pays tribute to Gulf Coast fishermen

Though many may not realize it, the oyster industry in parts of the Gulf Coast has all but collapsed in recent years due to drought, oil spills, and a water rights struggle that spans three states. That's why New Orleans-based designer...Show More Summary

Oil-By-Rail Regulators Consider Crude Oil Volatility Limits That Would Require Oil Stabilization

In July 2015, a train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Culbertson, Montana resulting in an oil spill of 35,000 gallons — more than the contents of a full rail tank car. But unlike all of the other Bakken train accidents where large...Show More Summary

Pipeline battle shines spotlight on Native American communities

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

“Protectors” of the land are concerned that an oil spill would contaminate the life-sustaining water throughout the region.

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Coming To Blu-ray

Lionsgate Deepwater Horizon stars Mark Wahlberg in this intense true story about the BP oil spill. The film depicts the story of the men and women on the Deepwater Horizon oil...

Shell sued in UK for 'decades of oil spills' in Nigeria

More than 40,000 Nigerians demand action from Shell to clean up oil spills that have devastated communities for decades.

Researchers ask important questions on what happens to oil after a spill

(Wiley) Very little is known about what happens to oil in the ocean after an oil spill and what happens to it once a chemical dispersant has been applied. New research summarizes what is known and what important knowledge gaps remai...

Sunlight and oil spills may make deadly combination for wildlife

(Wiley) Contaminants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from oil spills can be toxic to wildlife, especially when in combination with ultraviolet radiation from the sun

Study finds widespread land losses from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Dramatic, widespread shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/U.S. Geological Survey annual maps of the Louisiana marshlands where the coastline was most heavily coated with oil during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Husky oil spill in Canadian river caused by ground movement

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A Husky Energy Inc oil spill into a major Canadian river last summer that cut off drinking water supply for two cities was caused by ground movement that buckled a section of pipeline, the company said in a report to the Saskatchewan provincial government.

Deepwater Horizon oil shows up in sparrows

Scientists have identified the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil in a land animal - the Seaside Sparrow. The scientists analyzed the diet and feathers of sparrows collected more than a year after the oil spill. The birds that were...Show More Summary

Mark Wahlberg Makes Strong Awards Bid in ‘Patriots Day’

Fresh off their collaboration on another depiction of recent American history (the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in “Deepwater Horizon”), Mark Wahlberg has teamed up with writer-director Peter Berg for the season’s newest contender. “Patriots...Show More Summary

One Of These Conservatives Should Be Trump's EPA Chief

WASHINGTON - MARCH 16: William Reilly, co-chairman of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, testifies on Capitol Hill on March 16, 2011 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) There have been lots of rumors about who President-elect Trump is going to pick to [...]

‘Patriots Day’ Trailer: Peter Berg Tells Another True Story of Tragedy and Heroism

Peter Berg already directed one movie this year depicted the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry with Deepwater Horizon. Now he has one more true story coming to theaters just in time for awards...Show More Summary

Strengthening Oil Spill Response in Southeast Asia

Training for oil pollution preparedness, response and cooperation (OPRC) is underway in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea (7-11 November). On completion of the course, Government officials from seven Southeast Asian countries  (Cambodia, Indonesia…

Venezuela's PDVSA says oil spill controlled, Orinoco unaffected

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Tuesday it had controlled a crude spill in a northeastern state and ruled out any contamination of the massive Orinoco river.

Canada Announces $1.1 Billion Marine Safety Plan

By Catherine Ngai VANCOUVER, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal government on Monday vowed to toughen its response to oil spills at sea, a move some environmentalists said was a clear signal Ottawa will approve a hotly-contested pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the Pacific Coast. Show More Summary

Canada to boost oil spill response ahead of pipeline decision

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's Liberal government on Monday vowed to toughen its response to oil spills at sea, a move some environmentalists said was a clear signal Ottawa will approve a hotly-contested pipeline from Alberta's oil sands to the Pacific Coast.

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