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The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil
or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in ...
The Obama administration yesterday proposed the first-ever federal regulations for oil
and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, The Wall Street Journal reports. The rules would require companies to create contingency plans in the event of a spill
While a debate rages over the use of hydraulic fracturing to exploit fossil fuel reserves inland, the practice has quietly taken hold offshore, in the Gulf
Documents obtained by “Fault Lines” reveal that the world’s largest ...
The CEO of BP says crude prices will likely settle in at low levels because the surging U.S. oil
production that sent markets into a tailspin isn`t going to ease up overnight, leaving the company with no choice but to work quickly to adjust to ...
The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure.
Thursday's vote culminated six years of ...
A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration`s proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil
and gas drilling.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker called the move "absolutely ...
The Obama administration announced its five-year plan for offshore drilling yesterday, proposing to open a section of the continental shelf from Virginia to Georgia that has been off-limits to drilling for three decades. And although the Interior ...
In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.
Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood ...
TransCanada, the company proposing to build the controversial $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline, filed court documents Tuesday in nine Nebraska counties to start eminent domain proceedings and get the 12 percent of easements it still needs ...
Canada’s Natural Resources Minster Greg Rickford was on Capitol Hill again Tuesday pitching Keystone XL, as Senate supporters of the controversial pipeline tried to round up sufficient votes to override U.S. President Barack Obama’s threatened ...
The Senate's Monday vote to start the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline bill has opened the legislative floodgates for the new GOP Congress, with members on both sides of the aisle set to unleash a torrent of politically sensitive energy ...
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Obama’s agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
During the next few months, congressional ...
Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback on Friday when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings.
In a strongly worded ...
The Keystone XL pipeline won its first round in the new Republican-run Senate on Thursday, but its Canadian builder received a sharp rebuke from Washington’s Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell.
“My message to Trans-Canada Corporation is: ...
Streams of oil
slid into the bayous of southeastern Louisiana after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, damaging the marsh grasses, the wildlife and the livelihood of the 17,000-member Houma tribe.
The pollution also weakened the ...
As of January 1, 2015 single-hull oil
tankers are no longer allowed in U.S. waters.
Pollution Act of 1990, passed after the disastrous 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill
in Prince William Sound, Alaska, required that all new tankers and ...
supplies to the U.S. Midwest were disrupted after Enbridge Inc. (ENB) shut a pipeline because of a leak.
The company isolated its Line 4 pipe at the Regina terminal in Saskatchewan yesterday after about 1,350 barrels of oil
Images from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster endure, from the collapsing platform to oil
-fouled coastline. But beneath the surface is a story photographers cannot as easily capture.
Two days after the April 20, 2010 explosion that ...
BP Plc has failed to persuade a federal judge to oust the administrator overseeing payouts to businesses and individuals claiming damages arising from the 2010 Gulf
of Mexico oil spill
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans on ...
James Porter would like the U.S. Navy to clean up some of the environmental havoc it’s caused, and he’s willing to help -- but so far, he hasn’t been able to get Navy officials to listen, the University of Georgia ecology professor told an ...
Rapid climate change sparks tornados and floods, battering the world and throwing Americans into a new era of fear.
That’s the apocalyptic premise of the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow. In reality, climate change is a more distant ...
Back in 2010, the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil spill
gushed millions of barrels of oil
into the Gulf
of Mexico, but where a lot of that oil
ended up remained a mystery. Now however, a large amount of that elusive oil
has been found, coating ...
Researchers say they have found a large fallout plume of oil
on the seafloor from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf
of Mexico. According to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a portion of the 2 million ...
‘It’s impossible to respond to climate change without confronting historical injustice or talking about redistribution of wealth,” says Naomi Klein. “There are lots of greens who’d like me to be quiet about that because they think it’s a secret.” ...
Thwarted so far in its attempts to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry its Alberta tar sands bitumen oil
south across the U.S. to the Gulf
of Mexico, the TransCanada Corporation has announced that it will submit an application "within weeks" ...