Oil Spill


Has Big Oil & Gas’ Undeclared Liabilities Undermined Confidence in the Industry? ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Recently, the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, a small flood protection board for the New Orleans area filed a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies that they allege caused damage to the region’s coastal wetlands and hence contributed significantly to the cost of managing flood risk for their jurisdiction.  The industry responded with their…


NTSB LAUNCHES GO-TEAM TO INVESTIGATE ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO FREIGHT TRAINS IN NORTH DAKOTA

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate an accident in Casselton, North Dakota where a BNSF grain train derailed and a train traveling in the opposite direction carrying crude oil struck the derailment and derailed. There was a significant post-crash fire. The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. CST today. Read…


More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on Louisiana beaches ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

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. “I’ve been told by the ocean experts this stuff…