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Sunoco oil pipeline ruptures, spilling up to 10,000 gallons of crude into Ohio nature preserve

By Reuters A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about a quarter of a mile from the Great … Continue reading Sunoco oil pipeline ruptures, spilling up to 10,000 gallons of crude into Ohio nature preserve

Coal-processing chemicals spill into West Virginia river, polluting drinking water for 200,000 people

By Ashley Southall and Timothy Williams / New York Times Nearly 200,000 people in Charleston, W.Va., and nine surrounding counties were without drinking water on Friday after a chemical spill contaminated supplies, the West Virginia governor’s office said. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said early Friday in a statement that the federal government had approved a … Continue reading Coal-processing chemicals spill into West Virginia river, polluting drinking water for 200,000 people

Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands exposes Enbridge chemical cover up

By Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) BATTLE CREEK, Noon, on December 13th: After activist and Kalamazoo resident Chris Wahmhoff’s felony pretrial, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) will hold a press conference to raise awareness about chemical oil dispersants found in the Kalamazoo River. Earlier this year Chris protested Enbridge Energy by skateboarding into … Continue reading Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands exposes Enbridge chemical cover up

Tepco workers begin year-long operation to remove spent Fukushima fuel rods

By Justin McCurry and Simon Tisdall / The Guardian Workers have begun the delicate task of removing spent fuel rods from a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, more than two-and-a-half years after the facility suffered a triple meltdown. The operation to remove more than 1,331 used fuel assemblies, and 202 unused … Continue reading Tepco workers begin year-long operation to remove spent Fukushima fuel rods

90-car oil transport train derails and explodes in Alabama

By Soumya Karlamangla / Los Angeles Times A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured. The train was crossing a timber … Continue reading 90-car oil transport train derails and explodes in Alabama

Hydraulic Fracking 101

“It’s Fracking Crazy…. And This Is Why We Are Reading News Reports of Civil Disobedience and Destruction of Fracking Equipment” “When most people ask, “How can we stop global warming?” they aren’t really asking what they pretend they’re asking. They are instead asking, “How can we stop global warming without stopping the burning of oil … Continue reading Hydraulic Fracking 101

Why Do Protesters Against Egregious Environmental and Financial Misconduct Get Arrested, But Not Corporate Perpetrators?

It’s sadly what we’ve come to expect: advocates for saving the planet — and present and future lives with it — and those who protest financial crimes and improprieties get arrested, charged, and often serve jail time, but those responsible among the corporate and financial elite go free. In this case, the headline on mlive.com … Continue reading Why Do Protesters Against Egregious Environmental and Financial Misconduct Get Arrested, But Not Corporate Perpetrators?

Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

By Agence France-Presse Crews were working Thursday to clean up as much as 30,000 gallons of oil that spilled onto a Minnesota field after a mile-long train derailed. It was not yet clear whether the Canadian Pacific train was transporting regular crude or oil from the Alberta tar sands, but the spill will certainly add … Continue reading Train derails in Minnesota, spills up to 30,000 gallons of oil

2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill “clean up” 52 times more toxic than spill itself

By Georgia Institute of Technology If the 4.9 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon spill was a ecological disaster, the two million gallons of dispersant used to clean it up apparently made it even worse – 52-times more toxic. That’s according to new research … Continue reading 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill “clean up” 52 times more toxic than spill itself

Sweatshop fire in Bangladesh kills more than 100 workers

By Agence France-Presse At least 109 people died when fire swept through a factory in the worst-ever blaze to hit Bangladesh’s garment industry, officials said Sunday, as witnesses told of desperate workers jumping from upper floors. Firefighters battled for several hours to contain the blaze, which broke out on the ground floor of the nine-storey … Continue reading Sweatshop fire in Bangladesh kills more than 100 workers