A proposal to build the largest oil train terminal in the Pacific Northwest could result in a derailment every two years and an oil spill from a derailment once every 12, according to a draft analysis by a Washington state agency.
“We need answers about why this happened, why the response was insufficient and what can be done to prevent another tragic spill like this from happening in the future.”
More than 650 workers and 17 boats worked Saturday to clean up the black sheen, so far collecting 9,492 gallons of oily water mixture and 1,250 cubic yards of oily soil.
Dozens of workers in white jumpsuits were on the beach removing oil from fouled beaches after a 21,000-gallon oil spill on the Santa Barbara County coast.
By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Halliburton has agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 people, attorneys for the company and plaintiffs said Tuesday. The settlement seeks to put to […]
By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Design problems with a blow-out prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued Thursday by the federal Chemical Safety and […]
Crews clean up an oil spill along Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting refinery in Whiting, Ind., on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — There’s more bad news about the effects of oil spills on warm-water predators, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, already one of the most threatened fish in the seas. Oil spills such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may cause serious heart defects […]
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, blocking the Houston ship channel and threatening some birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil may have spilled. Michael Lambert, spokesman for Galveston County […]