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Post Flooding Fracking/Oil Dispute

Post Flooding Fracking/Oil Dispute

One side of the argument says that the floods in Colorado are causing a Fracking Disaster in Colorado. According to foes of fracking, polluted water from fracking operations all over the state has been unleashed. The other side of the argument says oil wells are causing the disaster. Oil well pollutants include lubricants and other [...]

Lawyer Cleared of Unethical Conduct

Louisiana lawyer Patrick Juneau has been cleared of misconduct in handling settlement payouts from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Shame on BP for putting up yet another distraction to delay the inevitable. All these legal hurdles to keep desperate broken families from receiving just compensation under the law. THe court found [...]

PG&E Plant Demolition, Spectators Injured

PG&E Plant Demolition, Spectators Injured

The PG&E Steam plant in Central Valley was decommissioned in 1986, and finally scheduled for implosion Saturday August 3, 2013, something the residents had been awaiting for a long time. PG&E subcontractors had set up the demolition. Safety perimeters were set at 1000 feet. The victims struck by pieces of shrapnel were in a Lowes parking [...]

Termogas Gas Tanker Explosion Takes out Mexico City Neighborhood

Termogas Gas Tanker Explosion Takes out Mexico City Neighborhood

Truck driver, Juan Olivares, 36, was on Mexico-Pachuca highway, heading south from the city of Pachuca to Mexico City in a tractor pulling two gas tanks. Dozens of people were killed when the Termogas company gas tanker truck he was driving exploded on a highway in Ecatepec Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at five a.m.. When the driver hit the median, the [...]

Five Barrel Santa Barbara County Oil Spill

Five Barrel Santa Barbara County Oil Spill

Five barrels of oil spilled in Santa Barbara County from a tanker truck. Cleanup took fifteen minutes. No one was injured. The spill occurred in a truck loading area and did not threaten ground water. The oil spill originated at the Greka Oil facility, an oil processing company.

Tar Sands Oil Spill in Arkansas

Tar Sands Oil Spill in Arkansas

Cleanup efforts are currently underway on the Pegasus pipeline that ruptured in a Mayflower Arkansas neighborhood, spilling thousands of barrels of Wabasco crude "tar sands" oil. 189,000 gallons of oil and water have been collected. The FAA has issued a "No Fly Zone" at ExxonMobil's request that will keep out sources of aerial photography, so [...]

Illinois sets Standard

Illinois sets Standard

Oil industry and environmentalists set the standard in Illinois with a template to carve out "a middle ground." Fracking is the stage for a war between oil professionals and environmentalists. Because banning fracking would be unrealistic, some Illinois environmental groups sat across the table fromh industry, lawmakers, regulators and the [...]

Yoko Ono Ad Against Fracking

Yoko Ono Ad Against Fracking

Building Explosion at Pemex Oil Mexico City

Building Explosion at Pemex Oil Mexico City

A blast at Pemex Oil in Mexico city killed 33 people and injured 120. The lower floors of the 50 story building were reduced to rubble. One source says the investigation is focusing on an electrical and air conditioning area. Pemex said it had evacuated the building because of a problem with the electrical system. According to AP, survivor [...]

Oil Leaks at Vicksburg

Oil Leaks at Vicksburg

A Third Coast Towing Barge pushed by Nature's Way Endeavor tugboat, struck a Vicksburg Mississippi bridge. The barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil and spilled oil up to three miles downriver. There were two vessels but only one appears to be leaking. United States Environmental Services is working to contain the oil. As of 1:15 a.m. the [...]

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