Posts Tagged with "spill"

Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

UPDATE 07/07/11 10:34AM PST: Please write President Obama to demand a ban on new oil pipelines until our communities are safe from the ones already in the ground. It was two years ago that U.S. regulators first discovered problems with the Exxon pipeline that ruptured this past weekend and spilled 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of [...]

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Enbridge Deal Raises A $203 Million Question

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Enbridge Deal Raises A $203 Million Question

Enbridge, the company responsible for the worst oil spill in Michigan state history, is now enlisting Wall St. to help foot the bill for cleaning up its mess — which means the banks backing the $203 million deal have some explaining to do. Last July, an aging pipeline operated by Enbridge Energy Partners ruptured near [...]

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Citi Needs an Intervention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Citi Needs an Intervention

Addiction – noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. (Merriam-Webster) Citi has a problem. Despite renewing its vows in 2009 to tackle “Environmental and Social Risk Management,” including mountaintop removal coal mining, Citi is relapsing into fossil fuel addiction. Last year, Citi raised more than $34 [...]

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Chevron Was Found Guilty Because Chevron Is Guilty

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Chevron Was Found Guilty Because Chevron Is Guilty

Chevron is guilty of dumping a massive amount of oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, and, as you may have heard, a judge has ordered the company to pay $8 billion to clean it up. But Chevron has vowed to appeal the decision, clearly intending to pull an Exxon Valdez and stall indefinitely, hoping never [...]

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Oil Spills Are Just Business As Usual for Chevron

Oil is a dirty business. There’s just no way around it. Drilling for oil, transporting it across the globe, refining it into fuel – every step of the process is as dirty and destructive as can be. And that’s even when things go right. Of course, as we’ve all witnessed far too often, things don’t [...]

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Hungarian sludge spill stirs up memories of Martin County, KY

Monday, October 18, 2010

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The recent images of destruction from  Hungary, where a flood of toxic mud from an aluminum waste pond has killed at least eight people, injured hundreds more and forced hundreds from their homes, are stirring up strong memories in Eastern Kentucky. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Martin County Sludge Spill. The Associated [...]

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Chevron Needs To Get To Work

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Why did we get to work to clean up Chevron stations today as part of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party? The answer is pretty simple: Chevron refuses to clean up its own messes, so we wanted to set a good example for the company to follow. According to a new scientific analysis released last month, [...]

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Swing and Miss: Chevron PR efforts can’t erase stain of Ecuador pollution

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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For a big company like Chevron, image is everything. And when a company as big as Chevron dumps over 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into a pristine rainforest, leading to the deaths of over 1,400 people and imperiling the health and wellbeing of tens of thousands more, that company’s reputation justifiably suffers. The [...]

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Chicago Pushes Back Against Canada’s Tar Sands

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Following three significant spills of tar sands oil from aging pipelines in the Midwest, RAN Chicago took action. An afternoon protest was themed around pushing back on Canada’s tar sands and kicking our addiction to oil. Of the various placards on display (stop the serial spiller!), the hypodermic needle filled with oil was my personal [...]

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Gulf Coast vs. Tar Sands: Environmental Deathmatch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Last week, we reported that Canada’s tar sands have just become the biggest source of oil imports to the US. This week we compare tar sands to the other big source of US oil–the Gulf of Mexico. Industry backers are trying hard to spin differences between tar sands and the Gulf. During a cheerleading trip [...]

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