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  • What caused the Gulf oil spill?

    The following article was written by Thomas R. Krause, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of BST, a leading safety performance consulting firm based in Ojai, California. A failure of leadership led to the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, killing 11 workers and releasing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, senior executive leaders ...

  • Company in West Virginia oil spill under scrutiny

    When state inspectors showed up unannounced at Freedom Industries to investigate a licorice odor wafting across West Virginia's capital city, company executive Dennis Farrell seemed to brush off any cause for concern. But inspectors quickly found what was already contaminating the water for some 300,000 people: a chemical oozing from an above-ground tank and escaping through an old, cracked ...


    By Associated Press

  • Finnish oil spill detection rate sees 2007 increase

    The annual number of oil spills detected by Finnish surveillance flights continued to increase in 2007. The total number of oil spills observed by air surveillance was 76. Of these observations, 58 were made by Dornier airplanes and 18 by the Border Guard helicopters. The number of observations from Dornier didn’t change much compared with the previous year whereas the observations made from ...

  • Latest Oil Spill Increases Scrutiny on Pipeline Safety & Compliance

    The pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada last month has reignited many conversations about pipeline safety and regulation for the oil and gas industry. These conversations are coming at a critical time for the industry – perhaps even a turning point. As many are well aware, it is becoming more and more difficult for pipeline projects to achieve the necessary approvals to get off the ground, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • TODAY: Enbridge Energy Partners to Hold Media Briefing on Enbridge Oil Spill

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 07/31/10 -- On behalf of the Unified Command, the Environmental Protection Agency officials, along with agencies participating in the Unified Command, will hold a media briefing regarding the Unified Command's ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River. Enbridge will brief the media immediately following the government ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA presents award to Oregon 10th grader for work on marine oil spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 is awarding the President’s Environmental Youth Award to 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills. Veeramoney is a student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon. “Sahil’s research to protect water resources from oil spills is important for the ...

  • Fuel film galvanizes support in Louisiana for deepwater oil spill solutions

    To coincide with the two month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that triggered the worst environmental disaster in American history and the June 22nd DVD release of the Sundance Award Winning documentary, FUEL, New Orleans native, filmmaker and alternative fuels activist, Josh Tickell and his producing partner and wife Rebecca Harrell Tickell kicked off a campaign earlier ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BP Fined $60 Million for Alaska Oil Spill, Texas Air Toxics

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - In the first criminal prosecution of the requirement that refineries and chemical plants take steps to prevent accidental releases, BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a criminal fine of more than $60 million for violations of federal environmental regulations in Texas and Alaska. This is the largest criminal fine ever assessed against a corporation ...

  • Logan airport oil storage facility operators fined for inadequate oil spill training

    BOSFuel Corp. and Swissport Fueling, Inc., operators of an oil storage facility at Boston’s Logan Airport, will pay a $90,000 penalty for failing to take adequate precaution to contain oil spills.  The Logan facility is operated by BOSFuel, a consortium of major airlines, and has an oil storage capacity of over seven million gallons. Swissport Fueling operates the facility on a ...

  • Financial risks of oil sands greater than BP`s gulf oil spill

    While public attention is focused on widespread environmental and financial damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a new Ceres report released today shows that the environmental and financial risks of producing oil in Canada"s vast oil sands region may be even greater. Alberta"s oil sands are already the world"s largest energy project-with $200 billion in funds committed from the world"s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Today, Thursday: EPA hosts government press briefing on ongoing enbridge oil spill response (MI)

    On behalf of the Unified Command, EPA officials, along with federal, state and county representatives will hold a media briefing regarding the ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. EPA has the role of Federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. The Briefing will take place at 3:00 PM EDT. Officials with Enbridge will separately brief the media ...

  • Today, Tuesday: EPA hosts government press briefing on ongoing response to enbridge oil spill (MI)

    On behalf of the Unified Command, EPA officials, along with federal, state and county representatives will hold a media briefing regarding the ongoing response to the Enbridge oil spill in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. EPA has the role of Federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. The Briefing will take place at 3:00 PM EDT. Officials with Enbridge and the National Transportation Safety ...

  • EPA, Spectra Energy to conduct oil spill drill in Casper, Wyoming on May 14

    The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Spectra Energy, and more than two dozen federal, state, county, city and private organizations will participate in an emergency response exercise at locations along Casper Creek and the North Platte River in Casper, Wyoming, on Wednesday, May 14. The full-scale exercise is being conducted by EPA’s National Preparedness for Response Exercise ...

  • Rutter Partners on US$2.0 Million Order for Integrated Oil Spill Solution Technology

    ST. JOHN'S, Canada - Canadian based Rutter Technologies, a division of Rutter Inc. (TSX:RUT), and its Norwegian partner, Aptomar AS, are announcing orders for six Integrated Oil Spill Response and Management Systems. This comes on the heels of the recent certification of the technology by the Norwegian Clean Seas Association (NOFO) following the conclusion of trials in June. ...


    By Rutter Inc.

  • Less oil spills observed by flight surveillance – but reports from citizens increased manifold

    The Finnish authorities observed in 2008 in the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the northern Baltic Sea 112 oil spills in all, of which 96 were located within the Finnish economic zone. A significant change compared with the previous years was the considerable increase of the number of oil spill reports from private persons – six times more than before. Reports from citizens are a ...

  • RAE Systems Posts Educational Resource for Gulf of Mexico Spill Recovery Workers

    Website Provides Information and Phone Numbers to Protect People, Wildlife and Property. SAN JOSE, CA - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, announced the launch of new web content  to assist the more than 20,000 people deployed in various aspects of the Gulf ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

  • Pipeline spill underlines fears of new tar sands development

    The type of oil that flowed through the Enbridge pipeline when it ruptured in Calhoun County on July 25 is far more damaging to the environment than regular crude at every stage, from extraction to refining, and poses higher risks when spilled into lakes and rivers. Despite denials by Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel, the million gallons of oil that spilled into the Kalamazoo River watershed last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Mid-America Pipeline Company LLC, enterprise products operating LLC to pay $1m for spills in Iowa, Kan., Neb.

    Mid-America Pipeline Company, LLC (MAPCO), and Enterprise Products Operating LLC (Enterprise), of Houston, Texas, have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million to the United States to settle violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to three natural gasoline pipeline spills in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. As part of a consent decree lodged today in U.S. District Court in Omaha, ...

  • Controversial UK Campaign Attacks Canadian Oil Mines

    Britain Asked to Rethink Alberta and Boycott Tar SandsLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release. The latest example of environmental devastation caused by the oil industry will be in sharp focus in the UK for the next month. Today will see the launch of a controversial campaign called Rethink ...


    By Marketwire

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