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An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

Dyed-in-the-wool, rock-ribbed Republicans have proposed…

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

The average concentration of atmospheric…

The Environment / Oil Spills

Ecuador vs Chevron Case Gets Down and Dirty

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…

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

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.…

Rig Fire Exposes Lingering Dangers of Offshore Drilling

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…

Rail v. Pipelines: No Safe Bet for Oil

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…

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

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…

Are Pipeline Spills a Foregone Conclusion?

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…

Fish Embryos Reveal that Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Still Lingers

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…

PERU: Environmental Authorities Get Serious

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…

Exxon Oil Spill in Arkansas, Keystone Spoiler?

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…

Canada Sends Billion-Dollar Message to Oil Industry

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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