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Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan: Another Disaster Waiting to Happen
The Interior Department has greenlighted Royal Dutch Shell's exploration plans for offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean after finding "no evidence" that a potential spill larger than the Exxon Valdez will "significantly affect the quality of the human environment." The decision is premised on the...
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Canadian Government Accused of 'Unprecedented' Tar Sands Lobbying
Friends of the Earth Europe claims ministers have attempted to undermine European fuel legislation that would affect exports
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BP 'Has Gained Stranglehold Over Iraq' After Oilfield Deal is Rewritten
New terms mean company will be paid even when production is disrupted, critics claim
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Obama's Whistleblower War Suffers Two Defeats
The Obama administration's unprecedented war on whistleblowers suffered two serious and well-deserved defeats. The first occurred in the prosecution of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who was accused of multiple acts of espionage, only for the DOJ to drop virtually all of the charges right before...
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Does New Legislation to Restore the Gulf Go Far Enough?
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week directs Clean Water Act fines that BP and other companies will pay for last year's Gulf oil disaster to restoration efforts in the region. Environmental advocates say the introduction of the RESTORE Gulf Coast States Act -- an acronym for Resources,...
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BP Pipeline Leaks Oily Mixture Onto Alaskan Tundra
LONDON/ANCHORAGE - BP reported yet another pipeline leak at its Alaskan oilfields, frustrating the oil giant's attempts to rebuild its reputation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed for...
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BP Calls on US to Halt Payments for Oil Spill Damages
After approximately $4.5 billion paid out to victims of BP's record-breaking Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the company is urging U.S. officials with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to halt further compensation. Citing an improving Gulf coast economy, the British oil giant said in a 29-page letter (PDF)...
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Lots of Inconvenient Truths -- Chemical Illness Epidemic in the Wake of the BP Blowout
Recently Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer overseeing the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility to "make it right" for people harmed by the British Petroleum oil blowout disaster, told a Louisiana House and Senate committee that he had not seen any claims , or any scientific evidence, linking BP's oil...
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Oil Company's Lawsuit Against Greenpeace Backfires
THE NETHERLANDS - Today an Amsterdam court judge turned the tables on Cairn Energy. Rather than granting an injunction against Greenpeace, he instead suggested that the oil company might actually like to consider releasing its secret Arctic Oil Spill Response Plan! Cairn’s lawyers looked...
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TransCanada Shuts Down Keystone Oil Pipeline after Spill
CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. has shut down its massive Keystone oil pipeline for the second time in less than a month after detecting a small leak at a pumping station in Kansas, the energy and pipeline giant said. The 591,000-barrel-per-day line was shut down over the weekend after a half-inch...
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