Tar Sands Steaming Cause Of  “Endless Spills”

Tar Sands Steaming Cause Of “Endless Spills”

Finally one of Canada’s leading independent tar sands producers has conceded that it is partly to blame for a series of leaks of bitumen in Alberta that have been going on for over a year.

Crude by Rail Spills Increased 10 Times from 2008-2013

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.

Two Spills in Two Days

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 … Read More

Two More Oil Spills…

Two More Oil Spills…

Just as BP slowly begins to rebuild its tarnished reputation, it has slipped up again. Not in a catastrophic company-threatening way  like it did last year but a much smaller spill, this time in Alaska. Although the amount spilt – some 2,100 to 4,200 gallons of fluid –  is infinitesimal compared to the Deepwater Horizon, … Read More

It is time to break free of Africa’s dirty “fossil fuel trap”

It is time to break free of Africa’s dirty “fossil fuel trap”

Two prominent African environmentalists are pushing back against those advocating for more fossil fuel drilling on the continent. They argue that “far from generating prosperity and stability in sub-Saharan Africa, investments in fossil fuels cause real harm,” noting “Decades of fossil fuel development have failed to deliver energy to much of the continent” and “have deepened inequality, caused environmental damage, stoked corruption, and encouraged political repression.”