| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:58 PM
BP, you know, the folks involved in what is arguably the largest environmental disaster in the history of the gulf coast. Yeah, those guys.
Well, now the British petroleum suits are trying to make Uncle Sam out to be a big, fat liar-liar. They claim to...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Shell Oil Company’s exploration plan for summer 2012 offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea was conditionally approved by the Department of the Interior on Friday.
Among the conditions in the approval is a measure which requires Shell to cease...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:24 PM
Opponents of Shell Oil’s plans to explore for oil in arctic waters say Alaskans should pay attention to what’s happening in Nigeria, where Shell has shut down its Bonga Oil Field.
The well is located about 75 miles offshore, but Shell says it...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Kenai the sea otter was only a pup in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez tanker leaked 11 million gallons of oil into the Prince William Sound in Alaska.
The spill killed a lot of wildlife, including almost 2,000 otters, but Kenai was rescued, rehabilitated...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Via a Hampton news release:
City, state and federal authorities continue to monitor the spread and cleanup of 3,000 to 3,500 gallons of used motor oil that leaked Sunday from an old oil tank at the back of a building in the 2100 block of Mingee...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Between 50 and 100 gallons of heavy fuel oil was spilled in Port Angeles Wednesday morning.
The spill was initially believed to be 840 gallons, but fewer gallons were spilled than officials originally believed, the Department of Ecology said.
| Sep 2, 2012
Two of my friends, 16-year -olds Nate and Ethan, asked me, after reading my column comparing business with government in terms of structure, to comment on corporations (business) relative to the environment. So, Nate, Ethan, and all of the rest of the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:01 PM
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history.
So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:22 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice is accusing oil company BP of gross negligence and a "culture of corporate recklessness,' in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a charge that could significantly increase the damages BP could be forced to pay in the case....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Royal Dutch Shell has begun preparatory drilling for an offshore oil well in the Arctic, the oil company announced Sunday, the first step in a long-controversial project.
U.S. authorities granted Shell permission to begin work on the well in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Enbridge says it has paid the federal government's 3.7 million dollar fine in full for the 2010 spill that dumped nearly a million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River in 2010.
The fine was handed out by the Pipeline and Hazardous...