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Two Dead in new Mexico Oil Rig Accident

News, Pollution
May
5

At least two workers died Tuesday as an oil maintenance platform tilted over the sea off Mexico’s east coast, forcing the evacuation of 101 employees, the Pemex energy firm said.

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Nigeria: Drenched in Shell Oil

The clean-up will not solve the underlying problems of Nigeria’s opaque oil industry.

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Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

News, Pollution
Apr
16

An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico — that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade — is far worse than what has been publicly reported…

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

News, Pollution
Apr
1

Three hundred workers evacuated from platform owned by Mexico’s state-run Pemex after explosion early on Wednesday morning.

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Beach wonders: Will Offshore Drilling Affect Tourism?

Inform, Pollution
Mar
14

The city of Virginia Beach officially supports exploring the sea bed off the coast here for oil and natural gas. But some who make their living from tourism – the city’s golden goose – aren’t so sure

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Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes the new proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring.

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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Bill

News, Pollution
Feb
24

President Obama vetoed legislation to authorize construction of a 1,179-mile pipeline that would carry 800,000 barrels of heavy petroleum a day from the oil sands of Alberta to ports and refineries on the Gulf Coast.

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Louisiana Coastal Erosion Lawsuit Against Oil Companies Dismissed By U.S. District Judge

News, Pollution
Feb
15

A lawsuit filed in 2013 by a Louisiana flood board that sought damages — potentially in the billions of dollars — from scores of oil, gas and pipeline companies over erosion of the state’s fragile coast was thrown out Friday evening by a federal judge.

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Galapagos Emergency Over Stranded Ship

News, Pollution
Feb
5

Ecuador has announced a state of emergency in the Galapagos Islands, a week after a cargo ship with hazardous materials ran aground there.

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