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Another spill reported at Oaxaca refinery

A new spill has been reported at the Pemex oil refinery in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, causing further environmental damage to nearby waterways and a popular beach. A large fire broke FULL STORY The post Another spill reported at Oaxaca refinery appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Big rig spills 6,000 gallons of organic sunflower oil in Vacaville

An overturned tractor-trailer in Vacaville Monday sent some 6,000 gallons of organic sunflower oil cascading out of its busted casing and oozing down a nearby storm drain. The driver of the big rig was transported to a nearby traumaShow More Summary

Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is one of the most studied spills in history, yet scientists haven't agreed on the role of microbes in eating up the oil. Now a research team at the Department of Energy's...Show More Summary

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel. Dozens of relatives were waiting outside hospitals...Show More Summary

From 9/11 to Orlando, Ken Feinberg’s Alter Ego in Compensating Victims

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Camille Biros has helped her small but influential law firm set up payment protocols tied to the BP oil spill, mass shootings and other catastrophes.

100 die in Pakistan as oil truck flips and flames engulf residents who'd come for leaking fuel

A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil truck overturned and burst into flames Sunday. After the truck flipped, the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel. Another 50 people have been seriously injured. Dr....

Deepwater Horizon oil spill grants fund critical coastal research

(Louisiana State University) Enhancing sediment retention of diversions and improving flood-risk assessment are among the 13 studies recently funded through the first round of Louisiana's RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant process. LSU faculty led eight of the 13 funded projects.

Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay

Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp.

GASP! Exxon was not unbiased in the contingent valuation dispute

HT to Spencer Banzhaf for pointing us to this article that points out that Exxon was less than objective in their attacks on contingent valuation in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. I wonder if the same can be said for BP after the Deepwater Horizon? Indeed, I...

Federal Judge Says Dakota Access Pipeline Needs Further Environmental Review Over Standing Rock Sioux Rights Concerns

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The judge said the Army Corps did not adequately consider the effects of a possible oil spill on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Robots roll out to help stop oil spills

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. And when it comes to the expensive, claustrophobic and sometimes dangerous work of inspecting natural gas and oil pipelines, that somebody might be a robot.

Oil Spill Training Exercise in West Africa

A tanker collides with an unknown ship off the Ivorian coast, causing a major oil spill. This was the scenario of an oil spill training exercise that took place in Abidjan and Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire (8-9 June). The deployment exercise involved…

Trump Said to Mull Combining Agencies Separated After Gulf Oil Spill

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — After the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration broke the scandal-plagued federal agency that policed offshore drilling into separate bureaus.Now the Trump administration is considering putting it back together again. Show More Summary

Trump nominates BP oil spill lawyer as DOJ environmental attorney

Who better to stand for the environment than a lawyer who represented BP after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy? At least, that appears to be President Donald Trump's logic. This week he nominated Jeffrey Bossert Clark, who has consistently...Show More Summary

3 Incredible Inventions That Are Cleaning Our Oceans

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The research is clear: Man-made pollution is choking the oceans. From plastics that swirl around the world trashing beaches and killing marine animals, to chemical and oil spills that poison the sea, humans are to blame for much of the...Show More Summary

Years after covering the BP oil spill, a colorful return to underwater photography

Photojournalist Carolyn Cole rekindles her love for marine life with a photographic expedition to the waters of Cozumel, Mexico.

This robot can check oil and gas pipelines to help prevent spills

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. And when it comes to the expensive, claustrophobic and sometimes dangerous work of inspecting natural gas and oil pipelines, that somebody might be a robot. “We can make sure that these critical elements of energy infrastructure operate more safely,...

Donald Vidrine, BP supervisor on Deepwater Horizon rig, dies at 69

He faced federal prosecution for his actions during the explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.

Kenneth Feinberg may take over $1B Takata fund from Robert Mueller

Feinberg previously oversaw the Sept. 11 attacks compensation fund, the BP oil spill fund and compensation paid by General Motors Co. to victims of its faulty ignition switches. Continue reading Kenneth Feinberg may take over $1B Takata...Show More Summary

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