http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20131206_nos_dwh_phase_3_projects_announcement.html Trustees include 44 projects in $627 million, multi-agency draft plan to restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses, oysters, and lost recreation December 6, 2013 Barrier island restoration work conducted earlier by NOAA Fisheries and partners through the Coastal Wetland Planning, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://act.credoaction.com/go/2918?t=5&akid=9619.2084550.ch6_vb The petition reads: “Advisors or contractors with a financial stake in the outcome of Keystone XL – like TransCanada-linked contractor ERM – should recuse themselves from the White House decision on the tar sands pipeline. But a key advisor like John Podesta who has a fact-based track record opposing climate change ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/10-1 Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Elliott Negin As Congress dithers for the umpteenth time over extending a key subsidy for wind energy, the industry once again is up in the air. Called the production tax credit (PTC), the subsidy helps level the playing field between wind and fossil fuels and has proven to be critical for financing new ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/12/04-1 Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by climatechange ‘The pace of change is orders of magnitude higher than what species have experienced in the last tens of millions of years.’ - Jon Queally, staff writer A washed out bridge is shown Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 in Douglasville, Ga. Heavy rain caused flooding in and around the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.marinelink.com/news/proposes-eastern-mexico361653.aspx Posted by Eric Haun Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 9:29 AM As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced that it will hold Gulf of Mexico Eastern Planning Area oil and gas lease ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46741 Environmental News Network Published December 1, 2013 09:16 AM The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture has approved a 10-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing – better known as fracking. The committee’s approval of a bill introduced by Reps. Peter Kocot, D-Northampton, and ...Click Here to Read More.
amazing moonscape video at: http://www.publicherald.org/archives/18602/investigative-reports/energy-investigations/oil-2/ Shared by Melissa Troutman on December 2, 2013 http://www.publicherald.org/archives/18602/investigative-reports/energy-investigations/oil-2/ Every year, we hear about the latest oil spills, pipeline explosions and pollution but we rarely see how people and environment are ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/public-health/corexit On April 19, 2013, GAP released Deadly Dispersants in the Gulf: Are Public Health and Environmental Tragedies the New Norm for Oil Spill Cleanups? The report details the devastating long-term effects on human health and the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem stemming from BP and the federal government’s widespread use of the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-25/namibian-study-shows-that-tuna-catch-plunges-on-oil-exploration.html Namibia, November 27, 2013 Namibia’s tuna catch has been slashed after oil and gas exploration took place in the nation’s southern waters. According to a study commissioned by the government, Namibia’s tuna harvest dropped to just 650 metric tons so far this year, from ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rocky-kistner/holidays-on-the-oil-spill_b_4336850.html video at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rocky-kistner/holidays-on-the-oil-spill_b_4336850.html?utm_hp_ref=green Huffington Post Rocky Kistner Media associate, NRDC Posted: 11/25/2013 12:10 pm This will be J.J. Creppel’s last Thanksgiving at his home in Plaquemines Parish, a sliver of marshy land that juts ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ens-newswire.com/2013/11/22/law-of-the-sea-tribunal-orders-russia-to-free-greenpeacers/ Posted by News Editor in At Risk, Latest News, RSS on November 22, 2013 1:48 pm / no comments HAMBURG, Germany, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – In a binding ruling, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered Russia to release the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and the 28 activists ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2013/11/21/black-elk-has-paid-millions-due-to.html Nov 21, 2013, 2:41pm CST Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has spent millions so far this year on costs associated with the 2012 explosion at its West Delta 32 Gulf of Mexico platform. Olivia Pulsinelli Web producer- Houston Business Journal Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has spent ...Click Here to Read More.
Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 Unconventional oil drilling in the waters off Southern California uses several chemicals considered hazardous, including at least one that a federal agency connects to increased cancer risk, an environmental group said yesterday. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in a 28-page letter asked the California Coastal ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/fracking-campaign-contributions_n_4311016.html The Huffington Post | By Jared Gilmour Posted: 11/20/2013 4:21 pm EST | Updated: 11/20/2013 6:45 pm EST Fracking industry contributions to congressional campaigns spiked 231 percent between 2004 and 2012 in districts and states with fracking activity, according to a report released Wednesday. Compiled by ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/11/21-7 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2013 3:56 PM CONTACT: Congressman Keith Ellison Mike.Casca@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON – November 21 – As House and Senate budget negotiators look for ways to lower deficits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today introduced legislation to eliminate tax loopholes and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.ejolt.org/2013/11/the-pope-says-no-to-fracking-and-that-water-is-worth-more-than-gold/ Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade Pope Francisco welcomed a group of Argentineans, including an EJOLT member, Antonio Gustavo Gomez, an Attorney General from Argentina, yesterday on November 11th, 2013, in the Vatican. The meeting lasted an hour, with the participation of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://rt.com/news/russia-bail-foreign-greenpeace-951/ Russia Published time: November 19, 2013 12:04 Edited time: November 19, 2013 16:28 A Russian police officer puts handcuffs on Greenpeace International activist, one of the “Arctic 30,” Ana Paula Alminhana Maciel from Brazil, in a defendant cage in a court in Russia’s second city of Saint Petersburg, on November 18, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/center-for-biological-diversity-calls-for-end-of-offshore-fracking-in-california/ Posted on Nov 15th, 2013 with tags California, News, offshore fracking . Citing the use of hazardous hydraulic fracturing chemicals and the release of oil industry wastewater off California’s coast, the Center for Biological Diversity yesterday called on the Coastal ...Click Here to Read More.
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/11/14/gulf-states-get-first-113m-from-oil-spill-pleas/ By Jeff Amy, Associated Press Updated 1:08 pm, Thursday, November 14, 2013 Birds fly over an island that was threatened by the massive Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The five states that border the Gulf of Mexico ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9410561/Protesters-flotilla-awaits-drillship ELTON SMALLMAN BEN CURRAN/Fairfax NZ SPEAKING UP: Raglan residents at the car park in Manu Bay on Saturday, protesting against oil company Anadarko’s offshore drilling programme. Oil Free Seas Flotilla A flotilla of protesters is promising to defend the ocean from deep-sea oil exploration as an Anadarko vessel ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-14/2014-outlook-gulf-of-mexico-oil-patch-gushes-again By Edward Klump November 14, 2013 The Gulf of Mexico has been left for dead more than once over the past half-century. It’s now roaring back to life with at least 10 recent mega-discoveries that have renewed oil explorers’ enthusiasm for the region. Billions of dollars are being poured ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/11/18/Black-Elk-Energy-opposes-rig-disaster-findings/UPI-53011384781827/?spt=rln&or=1 Nov. 18, 2013 at 8:37 AM HOUSTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) — Black Elk Energy said it didn’t agree with violations outlined by a federal safety regulator in response to a deadly fire on an offshore platform in 2012. Three of the 24 rig workers on a ...Click Here to Read More.
The petition to Secretary Jewell reads: “As one of the most important deciders on fracking, it’s vital that you fully understand the dangerous Halliburton Loophole, and other exemptions that the industry has carved out to pave the way for fracking. As long as gaping loopholes like this exist, the only sure way to protect our health and safety from fracking is to ban it ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/11/18/2962431/house-vote-protesting-drilling-projects/ BY EMILY ATKIN ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013 AT 3:05 PM The House is likely to vote on a number of GOP bills this week related to the oil and gas industry, arguably the most sweeping of which is the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), is broad legislation ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wwltv.com/news/eyewitness/davidhammer/Black-Elk-issued-41-violations-following-report-231808061.html GULF OF MEXICO – Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board West Delta 32 approximately 20 miles offshore Grand Isle, La., in the Gulf of Mexico. First responders medevaced nine of the platform’s 22 personnel to nearby rigs. U.S. Coast Guard ...Click Here to Read More.
Greenpeace As I was watching the tragic scenes of destruction from the Philippines and wondering how I could help, I received this email from the Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Von Hernandez. It was such powerful reminder of why we do what we do that I asked if I could share it with you. He agreed. Sincerely, Phil Radford Greenpeace USA Executive Director P.S. For more on the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.chron.com/ By Carol Christian | November 12, 2013 | Updated: November 12, 2013 4:31pm Half-dollar size tar balls found washed ashore, Monday, May 20, 2013, at Bermuda Beach. Small, thick, wet oil masses were also visible in the seaweed over a roughly 2.5-mile span. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Chris Paschenko) The number of people contracting the warm-water bacteria ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20131111/HURBLOG/131119990 John Harper Staff Writer Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8:04 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it has suspended the search for a crewman missing from an offshore oilfield supply boat in the Gulf of Mexico pending further developments. During its three-day effort, the Coast Guard conducted 12 separate search missions, ...Click Here to Read More.
video at: http://www.3news.co.nz/Anti-Anadarko-flotilla-sets-sail/tabid/423/articleID/320773/Default.aspx Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Anti-Anadarko-flotilla-sets-sail/tabid/423/articleID/320773/Default.aspx#ixzz2kInOrRmD Monday 11 Nov 2013 6:16a.m. By 3 News online staff A flotilla of protestors campaigning against Anadarko’s offshore oil drilling plans will set out today, and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/46647 From: Rachel Shaw, The Ecologist, More from this Affiliate Published November 6, 2013 01:51 PM Deep sea drilling will soon commence in the rough waters off the New Zealand coast. This could mark the beginning of an oil rush in which democratic process, public concern, environmental protection and safety considerations are all swept aside. The ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.alabamas13.com/ Posted: Nov 07, 2013 12:02 PM EST Updated: Nov 07, 2013 2:25 PM EST By Peter Albrecht – bio | email The Alabama Gulf Coast attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and since the 2010 BP Oil Spill, tens of thousands of tar balls. A couple hundred miles away at Auburn University, Dr. Cova Arias, a professor of aquatic microbiology, conducts research ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/11/131104-carbon-injection-earthquake-risks/ Photo of an oil well drilling rig near Peggy, Texas. Oil rigs like this one long have been a feature of the Texas landscape. But for the first time, a study has traced a link between small earthquakes in western Texas and an increasingly common practice, underground injection of carbon dioxide to ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Renewed protests follow announcement that energy company will re-start shale gas exploration - Sarah Lazare, staff writer A Royal Proclamation day feast brought out over 300 to the anti-fracking blockade in Rexton, New Brunswick in early October. [Photo: Miles Howe]Elsipogtog First Nations members are heading back to the streets in New Brunswick this ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/31-8 Published on Thursday, October 31, 2013 Russ Girling still sees project going forward, with or without White House approval - Andrea Germanos, staff writer The CEO of TransCanada, the corporation behind the tar sands-carrying Keystone XL, recognized the power of activists in fighting the project but said that even a rejection from the White ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/world/europe/activists-feel-powerful-wrath-as-russia-guards-its-arctic-claims.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1& Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace, via Agence France-Presse – Getty Images Alexandra Harris, one of 30 people from a Greenpeace ship who are being detained by Russia. By STEVEN LEE MYERS Published: October 30, 2013 MOSCOW – Gizem Akhan, 24, was ...Click Here to Read More.
http://news.gnom.es/pr/burn-victim-sues-houston-based-black-elk-energy-over-injuries-from-oil-platform-explosion HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ – A worker who suffered disfiguring burns in a deadly explosion last year on an oil production platform in the Gulf of Mexico is suing Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC, the Wood Group USA Inc. and others based on claims that their ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/28-2 Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by Common Dreams Industry cash and lobbyists pour into coastal Maine town in effort to defeat residents’ initiative to block dirty oil project - Sarah Lazare, staff writer Protect South Portland rallies in favor of the Waterfront Protection Ordinance (Photo: damp wood)Big Oil is sparing no expense in ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by Common Dreams New analysis reveals over 15 million homeowners now have a fracking well in their ‘backyard’ - Lauren McCauley, staff writer (Screenshot from Gasland Part II)Over 15 million homeowners have a natural gas or oil well within a mile of their home—according to a Wall Street Journal analysis published Saturday—thanks to the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/28-0 Published on Monday, October 28, 2013 by TomDispatch.com X-ray of a flagging presidency: Will Obama block the Keystone XL pipeline or just keep bending? by Bill McKibben President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. In June of this year, President Obama said that the building ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.justicenewsflash.com/ BP Oil Spill Cleanup Workers Still Searching for Answers 2013-10-17 19:11:08 (GMT) (JusticeNewsFlash.com – Health & Law, Press Release) 10/14/2013 // BP Oil Spill Claim Website (Press Release) // Greg Vigna // (press release) Court hearings continue over the financial responsibility of oil giant BP for damages caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of ...Click Here to Read More.
The Associated Press By The Associated Press October 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM, updated October 17, 2013 at 6:34 PM One of the lawyers singled out in an investigation of alleged misconduct in the settlement program for victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill is questioning the chief investigator’s impartiality. Before a judge appointed him to lead the investigation, former FBI Director Louis ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/10/23/setting-record-straight-bps-failed-gulf-mexico-cleanup/ October 23, 2013 | By WakingTimes | Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times The second phase of hearings in the legal battle over the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico ended on October 17th. Following two weeks of testimony by the U.S. Department of Justice and BP, U.S. District Court Judge Carl ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/129711/API_67_of_US_Voters_Support_Offshore_Drilling Even though this poll was done by a reputable pollster, knowing the American Petroleum Institute commissioned it leads me to question these figures… DV by American Petroleum Institute Press Release Monday, October 21, 2013 Sixty-seven percent of voters nationwide support offshore drilling for ...Click Here to Read More.
Monday, 21 October 2013 09:29 By Dahr Jamail, Aljazeer Three years after well blowout, declining seafood catches and deformities point to an environment in distress. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld) New Orleans – Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP’s 2010 oil disaster ...Click Here to Read More.
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20131016/behind-russia-vs-greenpeace-furor-unreported-oil-pollution-arctic About 4 million barrels of spilled oil, as much as BP’s Gulf of Mexico spill, is flowing into the Arctic Ocean every year, Greenpeace says. By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News Oct 16, 2013 A Russian Coast guard officer points a knife at a Greenpeace activist as protesters attempt ...Click Here to Read More.
Grand Isle, La. – A Deepwater Horizon Response Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Team delineates the edges a surface residual ball colony, Oct. 8, 2013. The 12 foot by 3 foot SRB colony was uncovered by the increased tides of Tropical Storm Karen and located during a Deepwater Horizon Post-Storm Rapid Assessment Survey. (Coast Guard/Michael Anderson) By Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/15-3 Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by TomDispatch by Michael T. Klare For years, energy analysts had been anticipating an imminent decline in global oil supplies. Suddenly, they’re singing a new song: Fossil fuels growing scarce? Don’t even think about it! The news couldn’t be better: fossil fuels will become ever more abundant. And ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/328287-shutdown-delays-bp-lawsuit-over-federal-contracts-freeze The Hill: Shutdown delays BP lawsuit over federal contracts freeze By Ben Geman – 10/14/13 07:08 AM ET A federal court has extended the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) looming deadline to respond to BP’s lawsuit challenging the freeze on winning new federal ...Click Here to Read More.
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/10/14/report-americans-hunger-for-oil-makes-us-vulnerable/ Posted on October 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy WASHINGTON – The United States may soon claim the throne as the world’s top crude and gas producer, but America’s dependence on oil leaves the nation at risk, according to a global energy security assessment issued ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/10/14-0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2013 1:53 PM CONTACT: Amazon Watch Paul Paz y Miño, 510-773-4635, firstname.lastname@example.org Caroline Bennett, 510-520-9390, email@example.com Han Shan, 914-418-4133, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK – October 14 – Tomorrow (Tuesday) Ecuadorian villagers from the Amazon rainforest region ravaged by ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/12/1246683/-L-A-Times-Bans-Climate-Deniers-When-Will-the-Rest-of-the-Media-Follow-Suit?detail=email Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 10:08 AM PDT by kindler Cross-posted at Blue Virginia This past week, the Los Angeles Times took a little-noticed step that could have a profound impact on your children’s and grandchildren’s future: it decided to ban climate change ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-10/u-dot-s-dot-shale-oil-boom-may-not-last-as-fracking-wells-lack-staying-power by Asjylyn Loder, October 10, 2013, Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) Serenity 1-3H well near Oklahoma City came in as a gusher in 2009, pumping more than 1,200 barrels of oil a day and kicking off a rush to drill that extended into Kansas. Now the well produces less than ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/11-0 Published on Friday, October 11, 2013 by DeSmogBlog by Steve Horn Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history. Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center – tasked ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.rferl.org/content/greenpeace-russia-rights-gazprom-journalism/25134133.html Saturday, October 12, 2013 Russia: Families Say Detained Greenpeace Crew ‘Ordinary, Peaceful People’ By Claire Bigg and Aleksandra Vagner October 11, 2013 When her husband left for the Arctic last month to cover a Greenpeace protest against offshore oil drilling, Alina Zhiganova watched him go ...Click Here to Read More.
Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 Hydraulic fracturing operations in the waters off California’s coast break multiple environmental laws, a green group warned yesterday in a letter to two federal agencies. The Center for Biological Diversity asked the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to halt ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/04-5 Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 Hydraulic fracturing gas drilling turning America’s water into cancer-causing, radioactive waste - Jon Queally, staff writer The explosion of hydraulic fracturing in the last several years, according to a new report, is creating a previously ‘unimaginable’ situation in which hundreds of ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/04-4 Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 “Countless future generations will not understand why we carelessly destroyed the most biologically diverse areas of our planet, nor why we destroyed the indigenous cultures of people who lived in them.” - Andrea Germanos, staff writer A view of the Yasuní National Park. (Photo: sara y ...Click Here to Read More.
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/10/03/joint-us-mexico-gulf-oil-drilling-deal-held-up-over-disagreements-in-congress/ Published October 03, 2013Fox News Latino KERR-MCGEE Along with the budget and immigration, one more thing that the Senate and House can’t mutually agree upon is the proposed joint U.S.-Mexico effort to develop offshore oil and gas fields along the two ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/03-3 Published on Thursday, October 3, 2013 by Common Dreams ‘Extraction of unconventional fuels is having a particularly devastating impact on climate change,’ say noted scientists and peace advocates - Jon Queally, staff writer There is no proposed pipeline to pump Canada’s tar sands oil direct to customers in Europe, but that ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/fracking-wastewater-contaminated-likely-radioactive-8C11323012 Douglas Main LiveScience 10/3/13 Melanie Blanding This water was contaminated by fracking operations in Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, extracts oil and gas from deep underground by injecting water into the ground and breaking the rocks in which the valuable hydrocarbons are trapped. ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/03/storm-karen-energy-idUSL1N0HT14220131003 Thu Oct 3, 2013 12:36pm EDT By Kristen Hays Oct 3 (Reuters) – Energy companies in the Gulf of Mexico started shutting in production on Thursday and were evacuating some workers as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward a region producing nearly a fifth of daily U.S. oil output. The National Hurricane Center ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.voanews.com/content/crackdown-on-greenpeace-is-part-of-russias-new-cold-war-in-the-arctic/1759706.html James Brooke September 30, 2013 SALEKHARD, RUSSIA – Icy blasts of water greeted Greenpeace protesters climbing Russia’s lone offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Then, Russian police fired warning shots. And then arrested 30 activists.Today, 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 ...Click Here to Read More.
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/09/30/feds-to-release-new-rules-for-offshore-emergency-equipment-this-year/ Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:24 pm by Jennifer A. Dlouhy The blowout preventer stack (right) and lower marine riser stack (left) from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill (AP file photo/Gerald Herbert) The nation’s top offshore drilling regulator said he hopes to unveil ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2013/09/30 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013 12:21 PM CONTACT: The Yes Men TransCanada’s “community consultation” squad dogged by activist lookalikes WASHINGTON – September 30 – In towns across Canada, troupes of mischievous activists are successfully derailing the attempts of TransCanada—the company building the ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-california-fracking-regulations-20130925,0,7679192.story By Chris Megerian September 26, 2013, 7:00 a.m. SACRAMENTO — Californians want stricter regulation of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. In addition, a majority of ...Click Here to Read More.
By Xerxes Wilson Staff Writer Published: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m. Oil spill cleanup workers could be at risk for developing liver and blood disorders, according to new research published in the American Journal of Medicine. The study, conducted by the University Cancer and Diagnostic Centers in Houston, found that participants exposed to oil had altered blood profiles and liver ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/ap/top-news/russian-court-ruling-on-8-greenpeace-activists/nZ9zq/ WSOCTV Charlotte, Channel 9 Updated: 9:43 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 | Posted: 9:43 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 By LYNN BERRY The Associated Press MOSCOW – A court in the northern Russian city of Murmansk on Sunday sent six more Greenpeace activists to jail for two months and showed no sign that ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57604706/researcher-extent-of-bp-oil-spills-damage-to-sea-floor-life-astounding/ CBS/AP/ September 25, 2013, 9:13 PM NEW ORLEANS The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe damage in about nine square miles of that area, says a researcher ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/support-grows-for-pipeline-drops-for-fracking-pew-survey-says-1.432199&ct=ga&cd=OTY3OTEyODU0Mzc2OTg1MDA3Mg&cad=CAEYBA&usg=AFQjCNEgbmYxRhGNaoDaKTJAGeMkQYWhYQ By BOB DOWNING Published: September 27, 2013 From the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press: Overview Most Americans ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html Candace Calloway Whiting Marine mammal biologist Posted: 09/24/2013 2:11 pm While a debate rages over the deleterious effects of seismic oil exploration on whales and dolphins, it turns out that our commercial fish stocks may be as vulnerable to the noise as are the marine mammals. Cod populations ...Click Here to Read More.
Tell your Governor to listen to the data on fracking: https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=929 Fracking Harms Our Beloved Communities Faces of fracking in Pennsylvania Check out our new report, then share it with your Governor! Dear Friend, It all happened in less than 10 years. In my home state of Pennsylvania, that’s how long it ...Click Here to Read More.
Nick Juliano, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 A coalition of environmental groups is urging congressional leaders to avoid including controversial environmental and energy-policy provisions in legislation being crafted to increase the debt ceiling. More than two dozen groups yesterday sent a letter to House and Senate leaders from both parties in response to reports ...Click Here to Read More.
NOAA – slow recovery from DWH oil spill The National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a news release stating that scientific analysis indicates that to may take the deep sea ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico decades to recover from impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (9/24/13). http://brymar-consulting.com/?p=29345 Courtesy Bryant’s Maritime Blog – ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/gulf-oil-spill-recovery-study_n_3984577.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share Reuters | Posted: 09/24/2013 5:09 pm EDT WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The muddy deep-sea ecosystem around the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could take decades to recover from the effects of the disaster, researchers reported on Tuesday. The oil spill from BP ...Click Here to Read More.
http://ecowatch.com/2013/colorado-flooding-triggers-more-oil-and-gas-spills/ September 22, 2013 Cliff Willmeng The crisis for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) that last week’s floods created is now, thanks to community members and their cameras, set firmly onto the world stage. For the last seven days international media attention saw the immensity of the Weld County disaster, ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.startribune.com/world/224993962.html Article by: ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV , Associated Press Updated: September 24, 2013 – 1:05 PM MURMANSK, Russia – Russia’s top investigative agency said Tuesday it will prosecute Greenpeace activists on piracy charges for trying to climb onto an Arctic offshore drilling platform owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom. The 30 ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.bluefront.org/wordpress/?p=4620 Recent gatherings themed around ocean conservation included among their sponsors the American Petroleum Institute, BP, Shell, the French oil giant Total and ExxonMobil. It’s as if a medical convention on how to reduce heart and lung disease were sponsored by coal and tobacco companies. As leaders of groups dedicated to protecting our public seas and ...Click Here to Read More.
Black Elk Energy is the lead proponent of the Rigs-to-Reefs program….. Richard Charter http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/129120/Black_Elk_Incident_Reminder_of_Dangers_from_Hazardous_Vapors by Karen Boman| Rigzone Staff| Wednesday, September 18, 2013 The November 2012 explosion at a Black Elk Energy-operated platform – which resulted from welders welding onto a pipe leading to a ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4016/20130917/bp-oil-spill-cleanup-workers-risk-developing-blood-liver-disorders.htm By James A. Foley Sep 17, 2013 12:54 PM EDT The oil slick as seen from space by NASA’s Terra satellite on 24 May 2010 (Photo : NASA via Wikimedia Commons ) Oil spill cleanup crews who responded to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill display ...Click Here to Read More.
http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-13/news/42012429_1_xto-energy-inc-criminal-charges-attorney-general XTO Energy Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas,is a major player in Pa.’s Marcellus Shale. (RON JENKINS / Fort Worth Star-Telegram) By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: September 13, 2013 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to prosecute a major Marcellus ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/NOAA-Releases-Millions-of-Chemical-Analyses-from-Deepwater-Horizon-Oil-Spill-2013-09-12/ September 12, 2013 Includes data on underwater hydrocarbon plume, dispersants BY MAREX NOAA announced the release of a comprehensive, quality-controlled dataset that gives ready access to millions of chemical analyses and other data on the massive Deepwater Horizon ...Click Here to Read More.
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/09/11/feds-approve-lng-exports-from-dominion-cove-point-facility/ The Obama administration on Wednesday authorized a fourth company to broadly export U.S. natural gas, giving Dominion conditional approval to sell the fossil fuel abroad after processing it at a Maryland facility. The Energy Department’s decision means that as long as it secures other required ...Click Here to Read More.
http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2013/09/11/gassed-eyes-common-in-the-early-alberta-oil-patch/ September 11, 2013. 10:09 am Posted by: David Finch Sour gas was a constant danger in western Canada’s first commercial oilfield. Toxic even at low concentrations, it was part of the workplace. The Turner Valley Gas Plant scrubbed the hydrogen sulphide – H2S – from the sour gas and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://thelensnola.org/2013/09/10/royalty-screwed-big-oil-wants-you-to-confuse-severance-taxes-with-cleanup-costs/ The Lens Nola.com OPINION By Mark Moseley, Opinion writer September 10, 2013 5:00pm In August, Sen. Mary Landrieu argued that Louisiana deserves a greater share of oil royalty payments, maybe even rates equal to those received by mineral-rich states in the interior, such as ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.adn.com/2013/09/10/3068057/contracting-issues-delay-cleanup.html Published: September 10, 2013 Updated 1 hour ago By BECKY BOHRER — Associated Press JUNEAU, ALASKA — Contracting issues have delayed the start of planned cleanup work around abandoned well sites in the Alaska Arctic, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday. In May, BLM-Alaska released a ...Click Here to Read More.
Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Common Dreams Singer says tar sands development left Fort McMurray a ‘wasteland’ that is ‘truly a disaster’ - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer Flickr / Creative Commons License / NRK P3Fresh off a trip to Canada’s tar sands oil fields in Alberta, famed singer Neil Young spoke out at a conference in Washington, DC on ...Click Here to Read More.
Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 HOUSTON — The federal government is racing to roll out a new mapping tool that it hopes will lead to a truce between offshore drillers and fishing interests over the spike in rig decommissioning and tear-downs. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hopes by the end of this month to have the basic ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/obamas-keystone-xl-tradeoff-expedite-all-other-pipelines/168569/ By Steve Horn | September 7, 2013 The Republican-controlled House is voting today on a measure that would strip the president’s authority on Keystone XL pipeline approval, allowing Congress to push the project through before completion of the environmental impact study. (Photo/Matt Wansley via ...Click Here to Read More.
CREDO action Dear DeeVon, Wow. Last week, CREDO and 275 allied organizations delivered more than 600,000 public comments—including yours and more than 120,000 others from CREDO activists—telling the Obama administration to ban fracking on federal lands. You may not have known it when you submitted your comment (I certainly didn’t!), but you were participating in what may be the single ...Click Here to Read More.
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/03/20/rigs-to-reefs-program-making-a-splash-in-texas/?cmpid=eefl Posted on March 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm by Emily Pickrell Rigs become artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico One of the big changes to the offshore industry is the diligence with which the federal government is ensuring that abandoned equipment from offshore oil platforms is not left behind. Fishermen and ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.opsur.org.ar/blog/2013/09/03/anti-fracking-mobilization-suppressed-and-indigenous-houses-burnt-due-to-resistance-over-chevron-ypf-agreement/ Por OPSur el 03/09/2013 14:51 Press release –September 3rd, 2013. Argentina Last Wednesday, August 28th, a mobilization of 5000 people in Neuquén province, Patagonia region, was heavily suppressed by local police. Afterwards, houses of a ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.wilderutopia.com/environment/energy/regulating-fracking-will-not-protect-california-from-fracking/ BY THE OUTPOST – POSTED ON AUGUST 9, 2013 POSTED IN: ENERGY Lauren Steiner writes on California’s insufficient move to regulate fracking with SB 4, sponsored by State Representative Fran Pavley: “Worse than having no regulations, weak regulations provide political ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/us/facing-fire-over-challenge-to-louisianas-oil-industry.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Oh yeah, the good ol’ boys are angry now….so what do you think “secured” that gentlemen’s agreement? DV August 31, 2013 By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON BATON ROUGE, La. – State Senator Gerald Long of Louisiana calls it “kind of a ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.centredaily.com/2013/08/31/3759270/in-pa-shale-waste-tripping-alarms.html Published: August 31, 2013 Updated 2 hours ago By ANYA LITVAK – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH – Last year, nearly 1,000 trucks hauling 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at Pennsylvania landfill gates after tripping radioactivity alarms. The trucks were pulled to the side, wanded ...Click Here to Read More.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/08/youngstown_man_admits_dumping.html#incart_river_default Cleveland.com By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer on August 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM, updated August 29, 2013 at 2:28 PM Hardrock Excavating is one of several oil and gas drilling-related companies Ben Lupo owns in the Youngstown area. It houses 58 20,000-gallon storage tanks. Associated ...Click Here to Read More.
Christian Wenande August 28, 2013 – 09:38 The action is a protest against Shell spearheading the search for oil in the vulnerable Arctic region Around 40 Greenpeace activists, some dressed as polar bears, forced entrance to the Shell oil refinery in Fredericia this morning (Photo: Greenpeace) Shell’s oil refinery in the Jutland city of Fredericia was invaded by about 40 Greenpeace ...Click Here to Read More.
The Sierra Club Sierra Club and Oil Change International just released an extensive report, titled “FAIL: How Keystone XL’s tar sands flunk the climate test,” to directly answer President Obama’s pledge to reject KXL if it significantly exacerbates #climate pollution. Read more about the report: http://sc.org/kxl-fail-climate-test — with Thomas Edward Pearce. August ...Click Here to Read More.
Annie Snider, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 The federal-state panel tasked with overseeing the spending of potentially billions of dollars in fines related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill yesterday unanimously approved its initial plan for restoring the Gulf ecosystem and economy. The plan sets overarching restoration goals for the region, broadly lays out how ...Click Here to Read More.
http://grist.org/article/the-fracking-rig-next-door-photos/ By Erik Hoffner Grist guest contributor When my wife and I pulled into a relative’s subdivision in Frederick, Colo., after a wedding on a recent weekend, it was a surprise to suddenly find a 142-foot-tall drill rig in the backyard, parked in the narrow strip of land between there and the next subdivision to the east. It had appeared ...Click Here to Read More.