Environment

Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes

Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes
Something smells when an agency purposefully cripples its own enforcement abilities. One good example is the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The DTSC exists to protect communities like Richmond from toxic harm. And for years, it's done a very poor job of it.
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As Their Oil Floods AR Neighborhoods, ExxonMobil Wins National Safety Award

As Their Oil Floods AR Neighborhoods, ExxonMobil Wins National Safety Award
The National Safety Council (NSC) honored Exxon Mobil with an award for “comprehensive commitment to safety excellence” at the same time that Exxon's Pegasus pipeline spewed an estimated 84,000 gallons of tar sands crude through the yards of residents in Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Exxon Has Solution to AR Oil Now in Wetlands: Paper Towels

Exxon Has Solution to AR Oil Now in Wetlands: Paper Towels
New photos and video from the Arkansas oil spill showing a scene so bad it's surreal. Oil is now in nearby Lake Conway's wetlands, either intentionally diverted by Exxon to keep it out of sight and away from the media.
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Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year, Billions Spent on Property Damage

Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year, Billions Spent on Property Damage
Over the last 20 years, pipeline incidents have caused over $6.3 billion in property damages. On average during this time period there were more than 250 pipeline incidents per year, without a single year where that number dropped below 220.
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Monsanto's Dark Legacy Traced in Expose

Monsanto's Dark Legacy Traced in Expose
Chemical disasters, Agent Orange, and the first genetically modified plant cell are among just some of the dark milestones belonging to the history of the biotech giant Monsanto highlighted in a new report released Wednesday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch.
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The Importance of Punctuation When Dealing with Climate Change

The Importance of Punctuation When Dealing with Climate Change
If you read a newspaper story that included a direct quote from someone - let's say, for instance, UK climate scientist Dr. David Viner - would it be acceptable to put quotation marks on the headline of that story and claim it was a quote from Dr. Viner? You can have a minute to think about it.
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Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'

Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'
As the effects of climate change continue to ripple throughout the planet, some groups are acknowledging that the warming planet means big money is to be made on a resource more precious than oil — water.
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NASA Climate Scientist Resigning: 'As a Government Employee, You Can’t Testify Against the Government'

NASA Climate Scientist Resigning: 'As a Government Employee, You Can’t Testify Against the Government'
James Hansen, the NASA scientist credited with raising the earliest and most consistent alarm over the dangers of human-caused global warming and climate change has announced that he's leaving his government job so that he can put his full energies into the climate movement he helped spur.
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Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife

Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife
The thousands of barrels of tar sands oil which poured from a ruptured crude oil pipeline on Friday continue to devastate both man and beast alike in the community of Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Exxon Pegasus Tar Sands Spill

Everything You Need to Know About the Exxon Pegasus Tar Sands Spill
In Greek legend, everytime the winged horse Pegasus struck his hoof to the Earth, an "inspiring spring burst forth." Unfortunately for residents in Mayflower, Arkansas, when the Pegasus pipeline ruptured, the only thing bursting forth was a nasty tar sands oil spill.
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