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An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

An Unexpected Carbon Tax Proposal

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Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

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The Environment / Oil Spills

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

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…

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

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…

Bacteria Consumed Over 200,000 Tons of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Bacteria Consumed Over 200,000 Tons of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Sep 13, 2012 at 17:29 | Futurity

Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the Gulf of…

The Horrifying Effects of a Canadian Tar Sands Oil Spill

The Horrifying Effects of a Canadian Tar Sands Oil Spill

Aug 17, 2012 at 17:45 | James Burgess

Part of the US’s attempts to secure energy independence involves increasing the imports from friendly neighbours such as Canada. This has led to a large number of new pipelines spreading…

Shell Confirm that they Cannot Recover 95% of an Arctic Oil Spill, Only Find it

Shell Confirm that they Cannot Recover 95% of an Arctic Oil Spill, Only Find it

Jul 04, 2012 at 15:41 | Climate Progress

As Shell’s rigs head toward the Arctic to exploit melting sea ice to drill for more oil, the company took a small step this weekend in clarifying what would happen…

Chevron's Third World Woes

Chevron's Third World Woes

Jun 05, 2012 at 17:37 | John Daly

Chevron is revered in Wall St. and City of London for its massive abilities as a money machine. Last year Chevron, the United States’ largest oil and gas company after…

Michigan Oil Spill Highlights Need for Safety Overhaul

Michigan Oil Spill Highlights Need for Safety Overhaul

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is in the hot seat for an oil spill from a ruptured line in southern Michigan. Crews in Marshall, Mich., are still working to clean up…

Shareholders Urge Chevron to Accept $18 Billion Ecuadorian Court Judgement

Shareholders Urge Chevron to Accept $18 Billion Ecuadorian Court Judgement

May 25, 2012 at 16:44 | Energy Digital

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli joined with 39 other investors from the United States, Canada and Europe, with a combined total of $580 billion in assets under management,…

Even Keel Needed off Coast of Brazil

Even Keel Needed off Coast of Brazil

Mar 25, 2012 at 10:44 | Daniel J. Graeber

An oil spill off the coast of Brazil has sparked a political firestorm in what may one day be a global production leader. The Brazilian government is throwing the books…

Energy Pragmatism Dies in New Zealand

Energy Pragmatism Dies in New Zealand

Feb 27, 2012 at 17:04 | Daniel J. Graeber

Shell won approval from the U.S. government for its oil spill response plan for work the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. Washington said it welcomed the "science-based" approach…

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