The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.
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Originally published on EdenKeeper.org By calling on Oklahomans to pray for oil, Governor Mary Fallin has stretched the limits of my patience and perhaps a little bit of my better judgment. Governor Fallin would have us all believe that it’s been a really tough year for the oil industry. In fact, it’s been so bad […]
Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Holding down two fronts in the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans and supporters are swelling in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C. Joining several hundred members of North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in D.C., actors Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley, and Riley […]
Originally published on the ECOreport. The oil train you see above may be one of the last to pass through Hood River, Oregon. Last month, a near-catastrophic derailment/fire occurred in the neighbouring town of Mosier. Though the town is still dealing with the aftereffects from a 42,000 gallon spill, they mayor acknowledges they were lucky. The Federal […]
Releasing this exclusive freely in the public interest, best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is offering a unique view of the critically significant impact that climate change is having on our lives, our livelihoods, and even our likelihood of survival on this planet. Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an international security scholar and investigative journalist, currently serving as a […]
Droughts, lengthy hot spells, heavy downpours, floods, and other extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and intensely every year. Around the world, research teams are analyzing these trends, noting the changes in temperature, rainfall, ice mass, sea level, and many other variables recorded by weather measuring devices. The trends are undeniable: the Earth is […]
(The story of the Kara Sea oil well, which went from being multinational to being solely operated by Russia, continued) Now that the political dirt about arctic drilling is out of the way (Part 1 and Part 2 of this 3-part story), we’ll consider the threats from arctic drilling to the environment—the South Kara Sea between the Yamal […]
Crude oil is a fossil fuel and was made naturally from decaying plants and animals, like this prehistoric dunkleosteus, living in ancient seas millions of years ago. Damn dunkleosteus, why couldn’t your decayed remains have become solar PV cells? Joe Mohr is a cartoonist for a variety of publications and children’s writer and illustrator. His […]
A User’s Guide To Oil, Coal, and Gas There are many reasons to reject fossil fuels now, after 200 years of their reign as society’s primary energy source. History will articulate both the benefits provided to human society derived from fossil fuel energy technologies from 1750 to the present — and the extensive costs. In […]
This is part of a 10-part series on the “Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on benzene. 2. & 3. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Fossil Fuel Sources: Oil, Coal, and Gas Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen […]
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons — #6 In "Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries" Series
This is part of a 10-part series on the “Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on formaldehyde. 6. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Fossil Fuel Sources: Oil and Coal In actuality, this is not a single listing — polycyclic aromatic […]
This is the first part of a 10-part series on the “Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on radon. 10. Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) / Hydrogen Fluoride Fossil Fuel Source: Oil and Gas Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is “one of the […]
On Friday morning, November 22, an underground oil pipeline running through the Chinese port city of Qingdao began leaking, prompting its shutdown. Initial reports state that the underground pipeline exploded shortly after the shut down (at approximately 10:30am) — killing at least 35 people and injuring another 166, according to the most recent counts. An […]
Reposted from Examiner.com: In his weekly address on Saturday, President Barack Obama singled out highlights of his hour-long remarks Wednesday at high-ranked Knox liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. President Obama recalled his plan of “a better bargain for the middle class and folks working to join it.” In Galesburg, he also reconfirmed the commitment […]
At about 1:15 Saturday morning, a 72-freightcar train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale development, bound for Irving Oil’s plant in Saint John, New Brunswick, slipped its brakes in the eastern Quebec town of Nantes. The train’s only human passenger — the engineer — had checked into a nearby hotel. Driverless and continually […]
One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing horror to humans and wildlife alike. Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its […]
22 families had to evacuate a suburban neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas due to Exxon’s recent oil spill. It is not yet a week since Mayflower began to suffer from the Exxon oil spill, which is estimated at 12,000 barrels of oil and chemicals. The smelly mess is horrific, with risks to nearby bodies of water […]
“We can see oil running down the road like a river,” explains a Mayflower resident. Crude oil has leaked and this is extremely unfortunate to Mayflower, Arkansas; damaging neighborhoods, and possibly endangering Lake Conrad. The size of the spill remains unclear. Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated the spill […]
Following the catastrophic explosion and subsequent spill of oil from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, scientists have embarked upon a 3-week expedition aboard the R/V Walton Smith to determine how surface ocean currents near the site influence the fate and transport of pollutants. This research is an important next step in understanding […]
In a new study by the University of New Hampshire, researchers have found that the people that were most affected economically by the BP oil spill changed their views on a wide range of environmental issues. The research is based on surveys taken of 2,023 gulf residents, 1,017 Louisiana residents, and 1,006 Floridians. About […]
Yep, a broken pipeline at a tar sands oil refinery pipeline seems to be leaking crude oil into the South Platte River in Colorado. Clearly, another score for the “we need the tar sands pipeline” crowd (… that is, the oil companies, their bought politicians, and FOX News). Details on how much crude oil has […]
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2 weeks ago a Cargo vessel M V Rak carrying about 290 tonnes of Furnace Oil(much more worse than crude oil), 50 tonnes of Fuel Oil and 60,000 tonnes of Coal sinked about 25 nautical miles from the Mumbai coast. The state government’s environment body MPCB has taken water samples from various places including Mahalaxmi Temple , juhu beach and INS kunjali and they contained oil in it.
Coast Guard Testifies It’s Totally Unprepared for an Arctic Oil Spill “We Have Zero to Operate With at Present.”
Oil companies are pushing Congress and regulatory agencies to allow for more offshore drilling in the Artic. The U.S. Coast Guard’s top official has come forward and stated that the organization is not prepared for a major oil spill in the Arctic.
Yet another oil spill has occurred this time it happened in northwestern Montana, even worse the oil company failed to report the spill. Almost a month went by before a neighboring landowner discovered the spill.
On Saturday, July 2, an exposed portion of an Exxon-Mobil pipeline ruptured, spilling an unknown volume of oil into the Yellowstone River, 10 miles west of Billings, Montana. The spill coated parts of the river that flow past the town of Laurel, population about 6500; approximately 140 people were immediately evacuated from the area due to fears of a possible explosion.Government and company experts at the scene continue to monitor the situation for health risks.
TreeHugger had an extremely disturbing piece on mass penguin deaths occurring year after year off the coast of Argentina recently. Every year, hundreds or thousands of penguins wash up on the shores of Argentina covered in oil. Most of the time, no one seems to have a clue as to how they got covered in oil. The only guesses people venture (often biologists) is that there was an oil spill somewhere.
But where? And why every single year?
Over one year since the horrible BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, media attention on the matter has waned, politicians have gone back to their old ways, and oil companies.. well, you know what they do (all while residents and wildlife are still being tremendously harmed by the disaster). But many (beyond those clearly harmed) have not forgotten and have been continuously working to prevent another such disaster in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else in the United States.
13 More Green Stories of the Week: China's Amazing Bike Sharing System & Bad Environment; Fracking, Fracking, & Fracking; Climate Change Deniers Unravelled…
Other than the 50+ stories we covered in the past week, here are 15 more green stories I thought were worth a share:
A year on from the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and news still abounds regarding the cause and affect the spill has had on the region and its inhabitants, human and otherwise.
Some Louisiana residents and oil spill activists fed up with BP oil spill inaction recently walked to Washington, D.C. from their home state of Louisiana to try to get Congress, the Obama administration, and BP to do more in response to the BP oil spill and its effects on their lives and communities.
Last week, Joe Romm did a nice little round-up of recent articles about the BP oil spill disaster — on what we’ve learned (or not learned) and where things are today. Following up on my post earlier today on that, here are a number of great quotes from around that I’m cribbing from Joe’s piece (emphasis added)….