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  • Standstrong

    The Pipeline that Will Never be Built

    And so the battle lines have been drawn. On the one hand you have Canada’s federal government, ever eager to please Big Oil, which has just agreed to let Enbridge build its highly controversial $8 billion Northern Gateway pipeline from the toxic tar sands of Alberta to the rugged coast of British Colombia.
  • dolphin-deaths

    BP Spill: “The science is telling us that this is not over”

    As the fourth anniversary of BP’s devastating Deepwater Horizon spill nears, new research reveals that many species of wildlife are still struggling to recover.
  • Number of oil spills

    Crude by Rail Spills Increased 10 Times from 2008-2013

    An analysis of oil spilled in the transportation process by Oil Change International using data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office reveals that the number of spills from crude by rail increased by almost 10 times from 2008-2013.
  • exxon_valdez

    Exxon Valdez: 25 Years on, the “Dead Zone” Remains

    Today is the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster and although a quarter of a century has passed since the disaster, its effects are still being felt today.
  • Shell-Ken

    Shell’s Guilty Silence

    Yesterday was the eighteen anniversary of the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa. The charismatic, pipe-smoking activist was murdered by the brutal military junta for his campaign against Shell in the Niger Delta.
  • Colorado floods

    Colorado Floods ‘Completely Overwhelm’ Oil Inspectors

    Oil and gas inspectors are said to be "completely overwhelmed" by the size and scale of the destruction caused by the floods in Colorado.
  • clean-up-workers

    Cancer Risk to BP Clean Up Workers

    Yesterday the American Journal of Medicine published a new scientific study which found that the clean up workers from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster are at risk of developing cancer, leukaemia and a host of other illnesses.
  • HuffPost

    KXL’s Outdated Oil Spill Technology

    TransCanada has no plans to use cutting edge anti-pollution technology on the KXL, despite 12 spills on the Southern leg of the pipeline.
  • Enbridge

    BC Opposes Northern Gateway pipeline

    The government of British Colombia has officially expressed its opposition to Enbridge’s controversial $6 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project, saying it fails to address the province's environmental concerns.
  • Exxon_spill

    Two Spills in Two Days

    In the raging Keystone XL debate in the US, there is an ongoing discussion as to whether it is better and safer to transport oil by rail or road. The State Department has argued that if the KXL pipeline does not go ahead, it will not stop the tar sands from being developed, as the...
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