CNN and Fox News repeatedly reported on the Keystone XL pipeline without connecting it to a major oil spill near the pipeline's proposed route. By contrast, MSNBC and others in the media have reported on the spill, which occurred inShow More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of...
Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. While Zachary Quinto is most well-known for his performances as the pointy-eared Spock in J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek movies, he’s also quickly found successShow More Summary
Always looking for an opportunity to make political hay, North Dakota Democrats are looking to cash in on recent pipeline spills in the Bakken region. “Following the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom, state Democratic lawmakers say they will revisit measures overwhelmingly rejected two years ago that would mandate additional monitoring and...
I no more believe this water is safe than I believe tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs. Why? Because history shows me that authorities are willing to lie about toxic spills in order not to create public panic, and to protect their political careers (not necessarily in that order). Show More Summary
A Montana town’s water supply, contaminated by oil from a breached pipeline over the weekend, may be safe for drinking again by Friday, state officials said, after tests showed a drop in concentrations of a cancer-causing petrochemical. The contamination is linked to last Saturday’s...
A Montana pipeline burst sent as much as 50,400 gallons of oil gushing into the Yellowstone River, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. Residents in nearby cities were told not to drink the tap water, which some said smelled like diesel. Show More Summary
Initial tests of water supplies show no sign of a cancer-causing element for the first time since they were contaminated by a crude oil spill over the weekend, a state official said.
A pipeline burst under the Yellowstone river on Saturday, resulting in a massive oil spill of over 50,000 gallons into the river and making residents extremely concerned about the proposed Keystone pipeline that is set to cross the river in the same city- Glendive, Montana. Show More Summary
After years of ignoring the dangers of the oil dispersant Corexit, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally decided to enact stricter standards for how dispersants are used during offshore oil spills… Sort of. According to Truth-Out...Show More Summary
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The second oil spill on the Yellowstone River in four years has poisoned the Glendive, Montana water supply: The 12-inch-diameter Poplar Pipeline spilled on Saturday morning. By Monday night, Glendive residents cleaned local grocery store shelves of bottled water as news spread that health officials had found benzene levels in the municipal water treatment plant [Read more...]
The pipeline leaked brine, a salty byproduct of oil and gas drilling that can contain heavy metals. The post North Dakota Pipeline Spills Nearly 3 Million Gallons Of Drilling Waste Into Creeks appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This past weekend, a 12-inch pipeline burst in Montana and an estimated 50,000 gallons of oil leaked into the Yellowstone River. Now it's being reported that raised levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have been detected inShow More Summary
It's the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, the case that launched a thousand SuperPACs. Here in Colorado, we are recovering from a collective post-election hangover after record spending on political advertising in 2014's state and federal elections. Show More Summary
Authorities scrambled to decontaminate a water system after a carcinogenic compound was found after a Yellowstone River pipeline spill.
A bull elk wades into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Photo by Caleb Dorfman (CC BY-ND 2.0) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a state of emergency after 50,400 gallons of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River, the longest undammed river in the United States, on Saturday. Show More Summary
As reported by Canada's CBC News:Franç?ois Simard, creator of Protec-Style, has a contract with Parks Canada to supply national parks with oil-spill kits. The kits come with various sizes of absorbent tubes filled with milkweed fibre. Show More Summary
Also: Benzene is detected in drinking water near a Montana oil spill; Boko Haram's leader claims responsibility for attacks; and the U.S. and Cuba open the highest level talks in decades.
For the second time in four years, the state of Montana is facing the consequences of an oil spill in the Yellowstone River. Crews discovered the leak on Saturday and by Monday, the governor had declared a state of emergency.