Coastal Care

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Tag: Oil Pollution

STOP SHELL’S ARCTIC DRILLING PLANS! NRDC Petition

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

Mystery Oil Sheen Discovered Off California Coast

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

Way Cleared for Shell to Start Drilling in Arctic Ocean

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

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AP Exclusive: Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

AP Exclusive: Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

In July 2010, during the BP oil spill, the AP reported that the Gulf was littered with more than 27,000 unused wells, including 14 percent left with just temporary seals. New analysis of federal data shows that the neglect of long-idle wells has intensified since 2010, despite the federal push after the BP accident.

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Australia on Alert for Potential Oil Spill off Great Barrier Reef

Australia on Alert for Potential Oil Spill off Great Barrier Reef

Australian authorities remain on alert for a potential oil spill in waters around the Great Barrier Reef despite finding little sign of a reported kilometre-long slick off the north Queensland coast.

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Cleanup of California Oil Spill Goes Low-Tech to Limit Environmental Impact

Cleanup of California Oil Spill Goes Low-Tech to Limit Environmental Impact

Because the Refugio state beach region is home to threatened shorebirds and cultural resources, a decision was made early on to clean oil-stained beaches the old-fashioned way by using hand tools instead of heavy equipment or chemicals.

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There’s No Such Thing As a Spill-Proof Way to Transport Oil

There’s No Such Thing As a Spill-Proof Way to Transport Oil

To a historian of pipelines, last month’s Santa Barbara oil spill is a reminder that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Since their first introduction in the late 19th century, pipelines have leaked regularly and ruptured occasionally.

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Request by Exxon to Haul Oil After Pipeline Break Denied

Request by Exxon to Haul Oil After Pipeline Break Denied

Officials denied a request Tuesday by Exxon Mobil to temporarily use tanker trucks to transport crude oil from offshore wells through Santa Barbara County after a recent pipeline break that has become the state’s largest coastal oil spill in 25 years.

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Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean: A Push into Uncharted Waters

Oil Drilling in Arctic Ocean: A Push into Uncharted Waters

As the U.S. and Russia take the first halting steps to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean, experts say the harsh climate, icy seas, and lack of any infrastructure means a sizeable oil spill would be very difficult to clean up and could cause extensive environmental damage.

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