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Gulf oil spill fuels West Coast tanker fears

By CBC News, May 3, 2010

B.C. environmentalists see the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a warning about risks oil and gas development could pose to Canada's West Coast.

Environmentalists in B.C. say the oil spill off the U.S. coast should serve as a warning about risks the oil and gas industry could pose to the West Coast of Canada.

Problems with big oil that won't go away

Tim Webb, The Observer, May 2, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon spill, which is threatening swaths of the Gulf of Mexico's coast, again raises questions about how rigorously safety and environmental regulations are enforced

President Barack Obama has a mission to protect our coast and our economy

Editorial, The Times-Picayune, May 02, 2010

President Barack Obama will find a disaster of massive proportions when he arrives on the Louisiana coast today.

Documents Show BP Opposed New, Stricter Safety Rules

By GUY CHAZAN And BEN CASSELMAN, Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2010

As BP PLC defended its handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, documents show it argued against new, stricter safety rules proposed last year by the U.S. agency that oversees offshore drilling.

Role of Cement Draws Scrutiny In Rig Explosion

By RUSSELL GOLD And BEN CASSELMAN, Washington Post, April 30, 2010

An oil-drilling procedure called cementing is coming under scrutiny as a possible cause of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that has led to one of the biggest oil spills in U.S. history, drilling experts said Thursday.

Coast Guard may burn off oil spill

Noah Brenner, Anthony Guegel, Rob Watts, Jonathan Davis & Anthea Pitt, Upstream Online, 27 April 2010

The US Coast Guard may try to burn off an oil slick in the US Gulf coming from the Macondo well in the US Gulf following the disaster at Transocean semi-submersible rig Deepwater Horizon.

BP Oil-Rig Explosion Hurts U.S. Bid to Expand Offshore Drilling

By Jim Efstathiou Jr., Bloomberg, April 27, 2010

President Barack Obama's bid to expand offshore drilling may be set back after a BP Plc rig exploded and sank last week, reminding the public of the danger of oil extraction, environmental and industry groups said.

Crews fail to cap well in oil spillage after rig blast

By MONICA HATCHER, Houston Chronicle, April 26, 2010

BP looking at dome tactic that stopped spills after Katrina

We don't want an oil rig disaster here

Editorial, St. Petersburg Times, April 23, 2010

Don't let this ...

... happen here

Burning oil rig sinks into Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard says

By The Times-Picayune, April 22, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire on Tuesday. The 11 workers who were missing after the blast are still unaccounted for today, but a search-and-rescue mission is continuing.

Gas well blows near Ludwig protest site

By Laura Drake, Edmonton Journal, February 25, 2010

EDMONTON — While Wiebo Ludwig and several supporters were camped near a well site overnight to protest the danger the industry poses, a natural gas well several kilometres away blew out, shooting flames into the sky.

EnCana gets failing grade for handling of pipeline leak

Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Friday, Feb. 05, 2010

Investigation identifies serious missteps, from faulty valve to botched response

There were multiple system failures when an EnCana pipeline ruptured a few months ago near Pouce Coupe, in northeast British Columbia, releasing a massive cloud of gas that contained deadly hydrogen sulphide, according to an investigation by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission.

EnCana failed during gas leak: B.C watchdog

By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, February 4, 2010

EDMONTON — EnCana failed to properly execute its emergency response plan after a serious gas leak at a northern British Columbia well-site last November, according to a new report from B.C.’s oil and gas watchdog.

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