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Prestige oil tanker spill: three go on trial in Spain

Published on October 16, 2012 by in Home

 Ecocide on trial in Spain. Ship’s captain and chief engineer in dock alongside ex-head of Spain’s merchant marine department over 2002 disaster   Giles Tremlett Guardian.co.uk     A Spanish court will on Tuesday start trying three people accused of causing one of Europe‘s worst oil spills when the Prestige tanker went down off north-west Galicia in November

 
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Enbridge ordered back to Kalamazoo River for more clean-up

Published on October 9, 2012 by in Home

  By Andrew Nikiforuk TheTyee.ca    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Enbridge back to the site of the largest onshore oil spill in U.S. history to clean up remaining pools of bitumen in the Kalamazoo River. Despite an unprecedented $800-million two year clean-up of one million gallons of oil (200,000 gallons more than Enbridge reported spilled),

 
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U.S. regulator blocks restart of Enbridge’s Wisconsin pipeline after ‘unacceptable’ spill

Published on July 31, 2012 by in Home

Reuters Globe and Mail     The U.S. pipeline regulator on Tuesday blocked Enbridge Inc. from restarting its Line 14, calling last week’s spill on the pipeline “absolutely unacceptable.” The Transportation Department’s pipeline safety agency issued a corrective order to the Calgary-based oil company that will require it to submit a restart plan to the

 
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Cleanup Underway on Minor Alberta Oil Spill

Published on July 30, 2012 by in Home

QMI Agency Inside Climate News    Cleanup efforts are well underway near Thorsby, Alta., where a six-inch pipeline spilled an estimated 40 barrels of sweet oil in an emulsion with salty water. The underground pipeline spill from a satellite well configuration was reported Wednesday by a man contracted to mow the site around 2:30 p.m.

 
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Increased port tanker traffic could devastate Stanley Park: report

Published on July 14, 2012 by in Home

By Adam Pez The Tyee  Sensitive habitat along Stanley Park’s shores could be irreparably damaged if a big spill from tanker traffic were to occur, according to a new report. “Oil Spills and Vancouver’s Stanley Park,” put out by the B.C. Wilderness Committee, represents the latest study by groups opposed to Kinder Morgan’s plans to pump more

 
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Oil in the Red Deer River

Published on July 3, 2012 by in Home

by Kristen Moe, 350.org   The dog greeted us by the river with his tail wagging, black shaggy fur matted and damp on his underbelly. “Hey, that dog is covered in oil!” one of us joked, and at the time, we laughed. We realized only later that it was true. It was the oil we

 
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Must Read: Investigation Reveals True Hazards Of Piping Tar Sands Across America

Published on July 1, 2012 by in Home

By Stephen Lacey http://thinkprogress.org/climate/   America has a new word to learn: Dilbit. Dilbit, short for diluted bitumen, is a combination of tar sands crude (bitumen) and dangerous liquid chemicals like benzene (the dilutant) used to thin crude so it can be piped to refineries. And there is a lot of it being piped into America —

 
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Epilogue: Cleanup, Consequences and Lives Changed in the Dilbit Disaster

Published on July 1, 2012 by in Home

How big was the spill? Was it tar sands oil? Who will pay? How did animals and ecosystems fare? What happened to the people most affected?   By Elizabeth McGowan and Lisa Song InsideClimate News   What fines could Enbridge face for its oil spill in Marshall, Mich.? The size of any fines will depend, in

 
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Another day, another pipeline spill

Published on June 22, 2012 by in Home

By David Suzuki and Ian Hanington David Suzuki Foundation   A recent pipeline leak sent 475,000 litres of oil into Alberta’s Red Deer River. It could have been worse; nothing was being pumped at the time. The company, Plains Midstream, claims the light sour crude may smell bad but poses no risk to humans! It

 
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Parts of Alberta oil spill may never be cleaned up

Published on June 12, 2012 by in Home

Nathan VanderKlippe The Globe and Mail   A sunny break from heavy wind and rain allowed crews to come out in force to battle an oil spill that has stained one of Alberta’s most important rivers – one that, environment officials warn, is likely to never be completely cleaned up…. “It’s been very, very difficult

 
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Redford calls Alberta oil spill an ‘exception’ as cleanup continues

Published on June 11, 2012 by in Home

John Cotter Canadian Press   People downstream of an oil pipeline breach in west central Alberta are worried but hopeful the spill won’t seriously damage the Red Deer River they depend on for water and recreation. Andrew Van Oosten and his friends were hoping to go fishing Saturday but were told by Alberta Environment officials

 
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Give Us Facts on Alberta Oil Spill, Locals Demand

Published on June 11, 2012 by in Home

Globe and Mail InsideClimateNews.org   Four days after a pipeline operated by Plains Midstream Canada spilled an estimated hundreds of thousands of liters of oil into the Red Deer River in central Alberta, local landowners are waiting for answers. “People are tired of hearing platitudes,” said Bruce Beattie, the reeve of Mountain View County, one

 
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If the oil spills in the forest, does anyone notice?

Published on June 10, 2012 by in Home

Friday’s tragic oil spill near Red Deer, Alberta, raises an important question: If the oil spills in the forest, does anyone notice? Gillian McEachern EnvironmentalDefence.ca   Friday’s tragic oil spill near Red Deer, Alberta, raises an important question: If the oil spills in the forest, does anyone notice? Apparently not. At least, that seems to be

 
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Cleanup of latest Alberta oil spill could take all summer

Published on June 9, 2012 by in Home

Nathan VanderKlippe and Dawn Walton Globe and Mail   Gord Johnston’s tranquil life along the Red Deer River in central Alberta was shattered Thursday night as the nauseating scent of crude oil hung in the air and a coffee-coloured liquid lapped the banks near his home. He reported the oil leak and, within two hours,

 
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Alberta residents angry after oil spills into nearby lake

Published on June 9, 2012 by in Home

Premier Alison Redford promises a full investigation into the spill    CBC News   Shock and frustration are two feelings hanging heavily over residents living near an oil spill in central Alberta. Emergency crews are on the scene Friday cleaning up to 3,000 barrels of light sour crude oil released into Jackson Creek, a tributary

 
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