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Shell Spills More Than 80,000 Gallons of Oil in Gulf of Mexico

News, Pollution
May
16

As of Sunday, the Coast Guard reported that more than 51,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered, as per The Associated Press. The slick is not expected to reach the shoreline…

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Shell: Skimmers in Gulf begin to clean 88,200 gallon spill

News, Pollution
May
14

Vessels have begun cleaning up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the company said Friday.

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Stop all drilling off our coasts: A NRDC Petition

The Obama Administration just released a new five-year plan that puts our cherished Atlantic coast off-limits to Big Oil for now, but opens the fragile Arctic to dangerous new oil and gas leasing and drilling. Any drilling in these pristine waters threatens the Arctic and its wildlife with the risk of a devastating oil spill and will drive more climate-wrecking carbon pollution for generations to come.

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U.S. Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling in Atlantic Coastal Waters

The Obama administration on Tuesday pulled back its plan to sell new oil and gas leases off the southeast U.S. coast, ceding to environmental concerns and continuing a trend among federal agencies to slow fossil fuels development in an era of climate change. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the decision was made because many coastal communities oppose oil drilling off their shorelines.

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Corrosion outside oil pipeline caused crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year

News, Pollution
Feb
18

External corrosion on an oil pipeline was the root cause of a leak that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast in May, federal regulators reported Wednesday.

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Federal government agrees to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until environment review

News, Pollution
Jan
30

The federal government has agreed to stop approving oil fracking off the California coast until it studies whether the practice is safe for the environment, according to legal settlements filed Friday.

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Spain court finds captain, British insurer liable for Prestige oil spill

News, Pollution
Jan
27

Spain’s Supreme Court said Tuesday it had found the captain, British insurer and owner of an oil tanker that broke up off northwestern Spain in 2002 liable for one of Europe’s worst environmental disasters.

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Bill Introduced to Cap Old Oil Wells

News, Pollution
Jan
26

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has just introduced a bill to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. It is estimated that there are more than 200 of these so-called ‘legacy’ wells in California, the majority located along the Summerland and Ellwood beaches in Santa Barbara County and along the Central Coast.

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Obama’s offshore drilling plan meets heavy resistance along Atlantic coast

Inform, Pollution
Jan
25

Irate residents in small coastal towns say Obama’s plan to open a new fossil fuel frontier would harm endangered marine life – as politicians warn of ‘tragedy’.

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