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Tar Balls Mar Portion of Cocoa Beach, Florida

News, Pollution
Nov
5

About a half mile to mile stretch of Cocoa Beach have been covered with tar balls and tar patties.

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Why Keystone XL Is Dead

Once seeking a fast approval, TransCanada wants to pause the pipeline’s review. Why now?

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What it Means: Shell Abandons Arctic Oil Drilling

Shell is giving up on its expensive and controversial push to produce oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters, a decision that darkens the long-term oil prospects of the U.S. and brings relief to environmental groups that had tried desperately to block the project.

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Delayed Effects of Oil Spill Compromise Long-Term Fish Survival

A new study concludes that the impacts of the Exxon Valdez spill on nearshore spawning populations of fish are likely to have been considerably underestimated in terms of both the geographic extent of affected habitat and the lingering toxicity of low levels of oil. The findings will likely contribute to more accurate assessments of the impacts of future oil spills

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Summerland Beach Oil Prompts Health Warning and Beach Closure, CA

News, Pollution
Aug
23

The decision to close Summerland Beach at this time was due to the volume of oil on the beach and sand, the nature of the oil (more liquid and mixed in the water and across sand as opposed to solid tar balls which are more easily avoidable) and intermittent strong petroleum odors at a level that may cause health effects.

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Plains Says California Oil Spill Could Be Larger Than Estimated

News, Pollution
Aug
6

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s ruptured California oil pipeline may have spilled 41 percent more crude than currently estimated.

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STOP SHELL’S ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS! NRDC Petition

Shell Oil is racing to sink its drills into the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea — and the Obama Administration has given them the green light. This comes despite the government’s own estimates that there’s a 75% chance of a major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean…

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Mystery Oil Sheen Discovered Off California Coast

News, Pollution
Jul
31

An oil sheen showed up in the Pacific Ocean, yesterday at Goleta Beach, Santa Barbara County , leaving officials baffled as to what caused it.

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Way Cleared for Shell to Start Drilling in Arctic Ocean

News, Pollution
Jul
23

The Obama administration cleared the way on Wednesday for Shell to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer.

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