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The Environment / Oil Spills

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Criminal Charges Filed In Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster

Jun 26, 2015 at 17:34 | Andy Tully

Criminal charges have been filed against the rail line involved in the huge oil train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people in 2013, along…

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EPA Fracking Report Leaves Both Sides Claiming Victory

Jun 05, 2015 at 16:53 | Andy Tully

Both the energy industry and environmentalists are welcoming a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has the potential to…

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Latest Pipeline Spill Here Could Galvanize Environmentalist Opposition

May 20, 2015 at 13:06 | Charles Kennedy

A pipeline in California broke and spilled oil into the Pacific Ocean on May 19. Oil washed up on the shores in Santa Barbara County with the slick extending…

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Top 5 Unanswered Questions About The BP Oil Spill

Apr 20, 2015 at 17:08 | Climate Progress

In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 aerial file photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of…

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BP May Owe Anglers $585 Million After Oil Spill

Sep 10, 2014 at 16:46 | Futurity

People who fish recreationally in the Gulf of Mexico may be entitled to up $585 million in compensation due to lost fishing opportunities following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Economic Benefits From Oil Spills? Canadian Company Thinks So

May 01, 2014 at 16:26 | MINING.com

Kinder Morgan’s (NYSE:KMI) assertion that oil spills could bring economic benefits is triggering heated reactions.The company’s statement, part of its $5.4 billion proposal to the federal government…

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North Dakota in Spotlight after Oil Spill

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:16 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil production in North Dakota reached an all-time high in August. As of 2011, the U.S. Energy Department said the state was the fourth largest in the union in terms…

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North Dakota Farmer Stumbles on Massive Oil Leak

Oct 14, 2013 at 17:03 | Joao Peixe

A farming harvesting his fields in North Dakota has come across a massive oil spill, undetected long enough to become the size of seven football fields. Local media…

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Ecuador vs Chevron Case Gets Down and Dirty

Sep 16, 2013 at 06:06 | Joao Peixe

The record $19 billion fine levied against Chevron Corporation by a court in Ecuador for contaminating the Amazon rainforest takes a new twist as a New York court hears a…

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Halliburton Plead Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Jul 26, 2013 at 10:43 | Climate Progress

On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that Halliburton had agreed to plead guilty to criminally destroying evidence in the investigation of the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010.…

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