PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill

U.S. 03/20/19, 23:03

It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.The world watched ...

50-plus people missing after pipeline explodes in Nigeria

Africa 03/02/19, 10:55

More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday. The blast early Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe ...

Three US states win settlement for oil spills

U.S. 01/30/19, 20:15

EPA and state regulators in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma say Sunoco Pipelines and its Louisiana partner Mid-Valley Pipeline Company agree to make amends for spills that occurred in 2013, 2014 and 2015

50th anniversary of California offshore oil spill marked

U.S. 01/28/19, 15:27

Opponents of offshore drilling marked the 50th anniversary of the disastrous 1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil spill by demonstrating against federal policy that seeks to expand energy development off the nation's coasts. Demonstrators organized by the Center for Biological Diversity and ...

Spain court grants $1.7 billion compensation for oil spill

World 12/20/18, 11:34

Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the captain and the insurer of the Prestige oil tanker must pay more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in compensation for Spain's biggest environmental disaster, when the vessel sank in 2002.The court said ...

Gulf oil spill cash to help redo Galveston Island State Park

U.S. 11/05/18, 20:27

Officials say Hurricane Ike-damaged Galveston Island State Park will be closed in late 2019 for a major renovation that might take about three years.The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department plans a ground-up rebuild funded by a $10 million grant awarded ...

Texas uses $100M from 2010 oil spill settlement for coast

Texas 10/17/18, 07:24

Officials say more than $100 million from a settlement after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been spent on restoring Texas coastal habitat.The Houston Chronicle reports details were announced Monday night during a public ...

France, Italy begin cleanup for Mediterranean fuel spill

Europe 10/08/18, 08:28

French and Italian maritime authorities have begun cleaning up a fuel spill that has spread 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) in the Mediterranean Sea after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica.Italy's coast guard said Monday it's recovering ...

Icebreaker tests out oil spill recovery system

Europe 10/03/18, 04:56

A Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic Sea, testing a new, inbuilt oil recovery system — a first for an icebreaker.The vessel, Polaris, can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even ...

Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

Enviroment 09/28/18, 16:26

The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill.The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of ...

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