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Four years ago this week, BP`s Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil
gushed into the Gulf
of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ...
Four years after the largest oil spill
in U.S. history, wildlife in the Gulf
of Mexico is still struggling to recover, according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report. The report focused on 14 species affected by the spill
Will Lake Superior and the Upper Great Lakes region continue to be the land of sky blue waters? Or will a vast swath of our pristine waters become a fading memory, soiled by the leaks and spill
s of a massive network of tar sands crude oil
An activist holds up a sign outside the State Department during a protest of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
A group of 11 Senate Democrats, including ...
Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the United States polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other health ...
The BP (NYSE:BP) oil spill
on Lake Michigan that occurred Monday reportedly forced about 39 barrels, or 1,638 gallons of crude oil
, into the lake, stemming from a malfunction in a Whiting, Indiana-based BP oil
refinery, which lies about 20 miles ...
Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil
sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a "Plan B" to cut the United States out of ...
The oil spill
off the coast of Galveston, TX, has the potential to get a lot worse than previously expected. The 168,000 gallons of thick, sludgy fuel oil
that escaped a barge—whose hull was breached after a collision with another ship—is proving ...
ed birds and stranded boats have been some of the most compelling visual images of the devastation in Galveston Bay in the wake of an oil
tanker collision that might have released up to 168,000 gallons of fuel oil
into the Gulf
of Mexico on ...
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Vessels are moving once again in the Houston ship channel. The waterway was ...
An unknown amount of oil
leaked from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, the company confirmed on Tuesday.
The discharge had stopped, the leak was contained, and no ...
A major oil spill
Saturday has closed the Houston Ship Channel, preventing over 60 vessels, including three cruise ships, from transiting between the Gulf
of Mexico and Galveston Bay.
Efforts to contain and recover about 168,000 gallons ...
Twenty-five years ago on March 24, the oil
tanker Exxon Valdez slammed into Bligh Reef and spill
ed more than 11 million gallons of crude oil
into the cold, clear waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound -- one of the "last best places" on Earth. ...
1967 Tanker Torrey Canyon carrying BP oil
hit a reef between the Scilly Isles and the Cornish mainland on a short-cut from Kuwait to Milford Haven, Wales. World's worst oil spill
then, UK's worst to date. Some 35 million gallons reached 120 miles ...
The cleanup of an unknown amount of thick, sticky oil
ed into the Galveston Bay blocked traffic on Sunday between the Gulf
of Mexico and one of the world's busiest petrochemical transportation waterways, affecting all vessels, even ...
Four skimming boats surrounded a partially submerged barge on Sunday at the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel, working to clean up fuel spill
ed from the vessel into Galveston Bay after a Saturday collision with a cargo ship, according to a ...
Meandering south from Cold Lake on small roads, I entered a new landscape. The boreal forest of northern Alberta gave way to rolling prairie, grain silos, and rural crossroads. The oil
sands were now behind me - or rather, flowing beneath me. ...
Despite deaths, federal government does little to monitor oil
industry safety By Lise Olson, Houston Chronicle Longview News-Journal
The last thing Felipe Saiz saw from behind his trademark mirrored sunglasses was the vast sun-bleached ...
The Environmental Protection Agency and BP have reached an agreement that lifts a ban on BP's ability to hold government contracts that has barred the company from bidding on oil
and gas leases on federal lands and waters because of the massive ...
The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after the British oil
major filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized for its 2010 Gulf
of Mexico spill
The Environmental Protection ...
A freshwater channel that separates Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas is a premier midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer’s delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world’s longest ...
Police arrested nearly 400 student-led demonstrators who marched to the White House on Sunday to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Marching under the name XL Dissent, at least 500 students from across the United States ...
The Exxon Valdez oil spill
is not just an awful memory. Oil
from one of the most devastating environmental disasters in U.S. history still clings to boulder-strewn beaches in the Gulf
of Alaska-and could stick around for decades. Researchers ...
Police arrested hundreds of young people protesting the Keystone XL project on Sunday, as demonstrators fastened themselves with plastic ties to the White House fences and called for U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the controversial oil
Hundreds of students and youth organizers were arrested outside the White House Sunday as they protested against the Keystone XL pipeline under review by the Obama administration.
Some demonstrators zip-tied their hands to the White ...