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    The LA oil spill was just 10,000 of millions

    An estimated 10,000 gallons of oil spilled onto the streets of Los Angeles last week, and children, seniors and anyone with a chronic disease were asked to stay indoors because of the foul-smelling air. The public health director for Los Angeles County, Jonathan Fielding, said there could be ...

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    Report: DOJ, Arkansas suing ExxonMobil over crude oil spill

    Earlier this year, an ExxonMobil pipeline oil spill dumped around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil in suburban Mayflower, AR. It was a mess, and prompted a discussion about oil pipelines in the US, most notably the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Yesterday, the US Department of Justice and ...

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    Report: True cost of oil: ExxonMobil pipeline spills in Arkansas

    The controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands oil mined in Alberta, Canada to Texas for cleanup and then return it to Canada has a number of serious issues and points of contention. Among the debates going on in Washington are which route would be used and what, exactly, are ...

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    Chevron facing fines, possible ban after oil sheen in Brazil waters found to be from leak, not seepage

    Around the 7th of November, when a sheen of oil first appeared on the sea in the vicinity of a Chevron appraisal well in the deep-water Frade field of the coast of Brazil about 230 miles from Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches, the company claimed the occurrence was due to natural seepage. Now, the ...

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    Report: New worries emerge that BP is leaking oil into the Gulf again

    Remember the Deepwater Horizon, the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year and leaked untold thousands of gallons of oil and tar balls? Of course you do. Well, things might not be as finished there as the recent news silence would suggest. With the federal government still trying ...

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    Green: The Gulf oil spill looks small when compared to what Shell's done to Nigeria

    BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year has moved off the front pages in most of the nation, though the damage done to the environment and economy of the Gulf region is far from repaired. However, at least that spill once had some attention from the nation and the world. In the ...

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    Chevy Volt components to be built from Gulf of Mexico's oil-soaked booms [w/video]

    Recycled boom material under the hood of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's really no way to positively spin the disaster that took place in the Gulf of Mexico when BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded and leaked untold millions of gallons ...

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    Deepwater drilling set to resume; concerns still remain

    Back in April, an oil rig positioned off Louisiana's coast called the Deepwater Horizon burst into flames and the rig sank into the sea. For months, clean-up crews worked to contain the mess and specialists were flown in to put a stop to the oil that spewed out at a tragic rate. In early May, ...

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    Let Them Drill: Poll shows 73% of Americans oppose ban on offshore drilling (or does it?)

    In response to BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama immediately placed a six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling efforts, a move which affected 33 deep-water drilling projects. While many people initially applauded Obama's decision, public sentiment in the ...

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    An oil slick is worth a million Priuses and other numbers from the Gulf Oil Spill

    The exact amount of oil that is still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's broken tap is a number under some dispute, but the mess could be increasing at a rate of a million gallons a day. Or, as the WaPo put it, "roughly one Valdez spill every week." So, how much gasoline has been wasted by ...

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    Gulf oil spill spoofed with satirical air spill report

    Image of phony offshore wind farm - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Reports are pouring in left and right on this one. There appears to be an epic air spill off of U.S. coastal waters and nobody can figure out how to contain the disaster. Air began blowing from an offshore wind farm a ...

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    Poll: Americans favor raising gas mileage requirement to 50 mpg

    Fuel efficiency has been a hot topic as of late, both for consumers looking to ease their financial and environmental burdens and for automakers hoping to meet the latest round of government-mandated mileage requirements. A few months ago in late March – importantly, that means the survey ...

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    AFVI 2010: T. Boone Pickens believes God gave the U.S. our natural gas supplies

    T. Boone Pickens may not know exactly what's up with V-Vehicles, a company that he's invested in that wants to make high-mileage vehicles, but he does claim to know some things. During his opening keynote speech at the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas, for example, the long-time oilman and big natural ...

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    In wake of oil rig disaster, Obama promises no new offshore drilling until...

    Image of oil slick captured by NASA's Aqua Satellite - Click above to watch video after the jump
    In the wake of the disastrous oil spill off of the Louisiana shoreline, the White House announced that it will put a halt to all new offshore drilling in U.S water until the cause for the disaster ...

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    Oil rig sinks off Lousisiana coast, 42,000 gallons of oil leaking daily, could take months to contain

    A tragic, but all too common event occurred last week that heightens our cause for concern. The Deepwater Horizon, an oil rig positioned off of the coast of Louisiana, went down in flames after several explosions led to the outbreak of a fire that could not be contained. The events started on ...

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    Killer Whales in Canada appear to be all right after diesel spill

    Fuel spills are never a good thing, no matter which way you look at them. Ask the company which lost the fuel and they will tell you how much money they lost. Ask the whales... wait a second. We can't ask the whales. So, we just have to rely on what the scientists tell us. Fortunately for these ...

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    Frequent oil spills threatening the lives of Magellanic penguins in South America

    Oil spills are most definitely NOT green news. Unfortunately, they are exactly the opposite. Again, unfortunately, it seems that they are all too common off the coast of Argentina, which is causing problems for the local population of Magellanic penguins. Penguins need to be able to stay ...

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    1,000 tonnes (1.3 million liters) of heavy fuel oil on burning ship near the South Pole

    I ran across this article on Treehugger today, and thought I'd share it with you. It seems that a Japanese whaling ship is currently adrift and on fire near the South Pole. According to New Zealand, there is a danger to some 250,000 pairs of breeding penguins and other local wildlife. The captain ...

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    Reducing our dependence on foreign oil... by starting to drill more in Alaska

    Bristol Bay in Alaska has been free of oil drilling due to a ban on it by the U.S. government since 1990. That is soon to change, however, as both the Senate and President Bush have lifted the bans. The lifting of the bans was urged by Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. Environmentalists, ...


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