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Trump’s War On Climate Change

Trump’s War On Climate Change

Many bold claims about energy…

Just How Hard Is It To Cut Greenhouse Gases?

Just How Hard Is It To Cut Greenhouse Gases?

A study from Lawrence Berkeley…

The Environment / Oil Spills

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Rig Fire Exposes Lingering Dangers of Offshore Drilling

Jul 24, 2013 at 15:31 | Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. energy safety bureau said part of a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana has partially collapsed after catching fire late Tuesday.  No injuries were reported when a…

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Rail v. Pipelines: No Safe Bet for Oil

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Canadian government said it was committed to a safe rail transit network following a weekend derailment in a Quebec town near the border with Maine. At least five people…

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New Material Cleans Oil at Faster Rate, Allows Oil to be Collected and Reused

May 22, 2013 at 16:52 | EcoSeed

Big oil spills are an environmental and public health disaster – not to mention an economic one. The last big oil spill, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill resulted in millions…

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Are Pipeline Spills a Foregone Conclusion?

May 21, 2013 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Exxon Mobil hasn't asked federal regulatory authorities to restart the Pegasus oil pipeline, which burst open in a neighborhood in Mayflower, Ark.  In March, a 22-foot rupture in the pipeline…

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Fish Embryos Reveal that Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Still Lingers

May 08, 2013 at 17:07 | Futurity

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, crude oil toxicity continued to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species for at least a year or more, new research shows.The…

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PERU: Environmental Authorities Get Serious

Apr 12, 2013 at 16:24 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Peru is taking tough action against oil and gas companies over poor environmental practices following an oil spill earlier this month, halting operations and imposing fines. There’s more…

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Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas, Keystone Spoiler?

Apr 02, 2013 at 17:58 | Jen Alic

The rupture of an Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) pipeline on 29 March in Mayflower, Arkansas, just northwest of Little Rock, adds to Keystone XL’s woes as the public tallies…

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Canada Sends Billion-Dollar Message to Oil Industry

Feb 04, 2013 at 14:25 | Jen Alic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be about to get tough on offshore oil developers and pipeline companies with legislation that could make them liable for billions of dollars in…

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Top Ten Costs of the BP Oil Spill that won't be Covered by the $4.5 Billion Fine

Nov 16, 2012 at 15:18 | Juan Cole

BP recently agreed to pay a fine of some $4.5 billion dollars from the US Department of Justice for malfeasance in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest fine…

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Pipeline Companies Leak Detection System Only Detects 1 out of 20 Oil Spills

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:21 | Climate Progress

An investigation of pipeline accident reports from the last ten years has revealed that the much touted leak detection systems employed by pipeline companies only catch one out of twenty…

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