Trump administration may roll back safety rules put in place after BP oil spill

Dec 28, 2017
After the BP oil spill in 2010, a new federal oversight agency was created: the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, it’s proposing to roll back some of the safety rules it created. …

Details on ‘astonishingly high’ pollution in Nigeria emerge nine years after spill

Mar 24, 2017
A geologist says mangroves remain soaked in oil from a 2008 pipeline spill.
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Gulf Coast residents upset by BP settlement funds

Nov 29, 2016
Alabama has used most of a recent settlement to help fund Medicaid and pay off debt.
Absorbent material is placed on the beach as oil residue washes ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Orange Beach, Alabama, in 2010.
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The high cost of environmental disasters

Feb 24, 2016
In November, the worst mining disaster in Brazil's history killed 17 people.
Protestors stand amidst muddy water which they spashed at the entrance to Vale headquarters. The sign reads "How much does a life cost?'
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Five years after BP spill, financial problems persist

Jul 2, 2015
How the oil spill changed businesses on the Gulf Coast.

The Santa Barbara oil spill that changed history

May 21, 2015
The 1969 incident led to the creation of some environmental groups.

Another oil train derails, as new rules approach

Mar 6, 2015
An uptick in accidents suggests tougher rules for oil tankers will prevail.

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25 years after the Exxon Valdez crisis, we've learned...?

Mar 24, 2014
It was a dramatic disaster to call attention to environmental risks, and 25 years later it stands out as an stark reminder of continuing environmental risks.

The smell of prosperity or illness?

Jun 29, 2012
The residents of Roxana, Ill. debate if the oil refineries in and around their town represent jobs and money, cancer or something else.

Brazil spill prompts new deep-water drilling lawsuit

Mar 20, 2012
An oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Brazil is suing Chevron and Transocean over the spill.