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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc(BP.L) and Anadarko Petroleum Corp(APC.N) to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
The high court left in place a June ...
Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of International Law and the Arctic, which was awarded the Donner Prize in 2014.Eighty-three ...
The actor Daryl Hannah was arrested in northeast Texas on Thursday, along with a landowner as the pair protested against an oil
pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf
"They've arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural ...
A showdown between oil
and gas companies, pro-drilling politicians, and a newly formed grassroots environmental group is brewing in South Carolina.
In late January, the Obama administration proposed to sell oil
and gas leases for ...
Activists have occupied Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with the aim of giving an all-night performance criticising BP’s sponsorship of the gallery.
The group intend to cover the hall’s 152-metre sloping floor, which once housed the oil
Last October, an unmanned barge with 950 gallons of fuel on board was in the Beaufort Sea when it broke free from the tug towing it. The weather was stormy and the tug captain decided it was too dangerous to try to retrieve the barge in turbulent ...
When Croatia announced in 2013 it would set a tender to explore for oil
and gas in its pristine Adriatic waters, the government evoked the hydrocarbon riches of Norway to win over the plan's many detractors.
"If it's not dangerous for ...
Refugio State Beach is one of the treasures of the California coast, a little-known curve of beach in the hills that on weekends like this one — Memorial Day — would be sprinkled with people who made their way up from Santa Barbara, about 20 ...
It was more than five years ago when the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil
rig in the Gulf
of Mexico blew out, spewing an unknown amount of oil
. The April 2010 accident was the worst oil spill
to ever occur in U.S. waters and it had far-reaching ...
The first drilling rig was met by a flotilla. On kayaks and other improvised rafts, hundreds of protesters took to the waters of Elliot Bay to oppose Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil
in the Arctic.
A second rig is expected in ...
President Obama on Thursday defended his administration’s decision to allow offshore oil
and natural gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, a move that has been the subject of criticism from environmentalists.
Obama told reporters that ...
President Barack Obama called US oil
production an "important" source of energy as America transitions towards cleaner resources, defending his move to allow petroleum giant Shell to drill in the Alaskan Arctic.
Obama's administration ...
New commentary in Nature Reviews Microbiology by Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia and her colleagues argues for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil
President Obama’s move to open up vast, untouched Arctic waters to oil
and gas drilling as he pursues an ambitious plan to fight climate change illustrates the inherent tensions in his environmental and energy agenda.As the first ...
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil
and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
It was just in January when environmentalists were praising President Obama for setting aside nearly 10 million acres in the Arctic Ocean for protection from oil
and gas development. Weeks before that, his administration announced he would not ...
An effort to bring oil
rigs to waters off the Alaskan coast took a step forward Monday as the Obama administration granted conditional approval to a plan by Shell Gulf
of Mexico to begin exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea.
When the Obama administration announced on Monday that it would let Shell drill for oil
off the Alaskan coast this year if it met certain conditions, environmentalists were outraged — not just by the administration’s decision to allow drilling, ...
A U.S. federal appeals court said on Friday BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit ...
The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an ecological disaster.
The Obama administration on Monday approved Shell’s plan to ...
The dispersant used in the Deepwater Horizon clean-up appears to be more toxic to corals than crude oil
, writes Danielle M DeLeo. It also increases the concentration of oil
in seawater, leading to higher, more toxic exposures of oil
April 20, 2010 should be, to borrow a phrase from Franklin Roosevelt, “a date that will live in infamy.” Today is the anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history: the explosion of Deepwater Horizon and subsequent oil
The Deepwater Horizon oil
rig exploded in the Gulf
of Mexico five years ago today, killing 11 men and sending nearly 5 million barrels of oil
into the sea. After the well was finally plugged, the national media went home, but the story is still ...
BP spent $16m (£10m) on an oil spill
clean-up machine pitched by actor Kevin Costner at the height of last year's Gulf
of Mexico disaster – even though the machines failed their initial field tests.
In the week of the one-year ...
The US is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil
and gas drilling to try to prevent the kind of explosions that caused the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill
in the Gulf
of Mexico, the New York Times reported on Friday, ...