There are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them, a Canadian, comprehensive scientific report has concluded.
A comprehensive scientific report released today by The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has concluded that there are still critical research gaps hampering efforts to both assess the environmental impacts of crude oil spills and to effectively remediate them. read more
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil major Royal Dutch Shell was handed a 22,500 pound ($33,919) fine by a local Scottish court on Tuesday for a 2011 oil spill in the North Sea that was the largest in more than a decade.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff participated in a workgroup meeting at the bureau's Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, N.J., as part of
From plastic trash and discarded fishing gear to oil spills and pesticide runoff, human beings have treated the oceans as a vast dumping ground. The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth's water. Show More Summary
If the DOJ doesn't act, the oil giant could see a $5 billion windfall.
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to eliminate any chance of oil giant British Petroleum claiming a portion of a $20.8 billion settlement it has agreed to pay as a "business expense" on tax returns. BP...Show More Summary
Legislators are calling on the Department of Justice to close this loophole. The post BP Could Get A Huge Tax Break On Its Oil Spill Settlement appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Fines from a notorious oil spill in Brooklyn will fund a new city schools program to teach kids about environmental conservation.
In the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill, cleanup crews dumped some 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico. The substances were supposed to assist natural oil-eating bacteria in cleaning up the largest marine oil spill in history by breaking the oil into droplets the microbes could more easily consume. Show More Summary
The Sea Party's opposition to offshore drilling is about business & place more than predictable political alignment
Paul Barrett, Bloomberg/Washington Post, quotes the indictment: On or about January 16, 2013 defendant MIKAL C. WATTS submitted or caused to be submitted a ‘Presentment Form’ to BP claiming ‘costs and damages’ in the amount of $45,930.00 in the name of ‘Lucy Lu’ and claiming ‘Lucy Lu’ was a deckhand on a commercial seafood vessel. Show More Summary
Federal regulators on Friday ordered the Texas company responsible for an oil spill in Santa Barbara County in May to empty crude oil from a 115-mile stretch of pipeline that runs from the Pacific Ocean east into Kern County for fear that corrosion could lead to another spill. The pipeline, known...
Nothing highlighted the importance of Surfrider Foundation's work like a recent hearing held by Sen Allen and Sen Jackson. The hearing helped illuminate ‘response glitches’ that occurred immediately after the spill and focused on how to avoid these mistakes during future oil spills.
A new study shows that dispersants used to break down oil in water have the opposite effect.
Discontent with OPEC policies spills into the open as group blamed for low oil prices.
A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 13 cars off the tracks, spilling oil and leading 35 homes to be evacuated, in the state’s second derailment in two days. No one was injured in the 2 p.m. incident in Watertown, about 50 miles...
(Reuters) - A Canadian Pacific freight train carrying crude oil through Wisconsin derailed on Sunday, knocking 12 cars off the tracks and spilling oil in the state's second derailment in two days. Earlier on Sunday, the BNSF RailwayShow More Summary
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