Curtis Tate, Bellingham Herald, McClatchy Washington Bureau, January 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.
Jim Bronskill, Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, The Star, Jan 08 2014
What is being called a controlled burn had been raging for more than 18 hours in northwestern New Brunswick late Wednesday after 17 cars on a CN train — some carrying propane, others crude oil — derailed and caught fire.
Bob Marshall, The Lens (New Orleans), Dec 18, 2013
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades.
Grant Robertson & Jacquie McNish, Globe and Mail, Dec 2 2013
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Jacquie McNish & Grant Robertson, Globe and Mail, Dec 3 2013
The deadly secret behind the Lac-Mégantic inferno
An investigation into the disaster and its causes.
Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013
GAINFORD, Alta. - Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.
Gordon Hoekstra, Vancouver Sun, August 26, 2013
Relying on industry for advice is akin to ‘fox in charge of hen house’
Desmog Canada, 26 Aug 2013
The largest onshore oil spill in US history - Enbridge's ruptured Line 6B that released nearly 3 million liters of tar sands diluted bitumen into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan - finally has an official price tag: $1,039,000,000 USD. That's according to newly disclosed figures released by Enbridge in a Revised Application to expand another one of its pipelines, the Alberta Clipper.
Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News, Aug 12, 2013
Industry experts say vulnerable pipelines like the one that failed in Arkansas can operate safely—but only if they're carefully monitored and maintained.
Zoe McKnight, Vancouver Sun July 27, 2013
Tanker was carrying 35,000 litres of jet fuel to helicopters working on the Perry Ridge fire
A state of emergency has been declared after a tanker truck carrying 35,000 litres of jet fuel in the Slocan Valley has overturned on Highway 6, spilling its load into Lemon Creek.
Globe and Mail, The Canadian Press, Jul 27 2013
WINLAW, B.C. — Officials in British Columbia’s Central Kootenay region have issued an evacuation order affecting about 800 people after a tanker truck carrying 35,000 litres of jet fuel crashed into a creek.
Reuters, Guardian.uk, July 26 2013
Contractor to plead guilty over deleted computer simulations testing methods used to cement Deepwater Horizon well
Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the US department of justice said on Thursday.
CBC News, July 6 2013
Train derailment in Lac-Mégantic forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
Canadian Press, Montreal Gazette, July 6 2013
MONTREAL - By mid-morning Saturday, 10 hours after a train derailment set off a series of explosions, firefighters still could not get near the centre of the fire raging in the downtown area of historic Lac Mégantic, authorities told media.
Dene Moore, The Canadian Press; With File From Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2013
Forces closure of only route linking Alberta oilfields and coast
As one Kinder Morgan crew worked on stemming an oil leak from its Trans Mountain pipeline in British Columbia on Thursday, another worked on winning over the province's reluctant public for a major expansion of the line.
Kiley Kroh, Climate Progress, June 19 2013
Following initial speculation that the leak stemmed from aging infrastructure, officials from Apache Corp. revealed that the pipeline was only five years old and had been designed to last for 30.
Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail, Jun. 18 2013
OTTAWA — The federal government will raise the bar for oil companies operating off the East Coast and in the Arctic, increasing the limit on their liability for environmental and other damage from a blowout or oil spill to $1-billion.
Nathan VanderKlippe, The Globe and Mail, Jun. 12 2013
Leslie Young, Global News, May 22 2013
CALGARY – It can be tough to get a good sense of how safe Alberta’s oil industry is when you can’t access the information you need.
Lisa Song, Inside Climate News, May 6 2013
A crucial number is removed, without explanation, from the EPA website that is tracking the cleanup of the 2010 dilbit spill Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, April 26, 2013
Government acts after receiving Greenpeace report
Edward McAllister, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Apr. 11 2013
MAYFLOWER, ARK. — Warren Andrews had just finished putting up balloons for his stepdaughter’s 18th birthday party at their suburban home in Mayflower, Ark., when his wife came inside and said something was wrong.
After stepping out of his house, and taking one glance, he immediately dialled 9-1-1.
Associated Press, Houston Chronicle, April 5 2013
MAYFLOWER, Ark. — Two women who live near an ExxonMobil pipeline that ruptured last week and spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas filed a federal lawsuit against the company on Friday.
WKZO, Kalamazoo, March22 2013
MARSHALL (WKZO) -- Enbridge Energy Partners estimates that the EPA’s order requiring it to dredge sections of the Kalamazoo River where submerged oil remains will push the clean-up bill an additional 175-million dollars, to almost one billion dollars total.
That would be above and beyond what is covered by their insurance policy.