Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak

Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural Resources said Enbridge, while working near Clearbrook in January, dug too deeply into the ground and pierced an artesianContinue reading “Enbridge ordered to pay $3 million for Line 3 groundwater leak”

Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast

Satellite images show the leak spreading some 20 kilometers north of its source, and authorities say ​work is underway to clean the coast in the rocky areas A massive oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country, Syria’s stateContinue reading “Huge Oil Spill From Syrian Power Plant Spreads Across Mediterranean Coast”

The IPCC’s New “CODE RED” Climate Report – Second Thought

Shell to pay $111m over decades-old oil spills in Nigeria

Company maintains oil spills in 1970 were caused by third parties during civil war Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay around €95m (£80.4m/$111.6m) to communities in southern Nigeria over crude oil spills in 1970, lawyers involved in the case have said. The decision is the latest involving Opec-member Nigeria’s oil-producing south where communities haveContinue reading “Shell to pay $111m over decades-old oil spills in Nigeria”

Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported – Russian scientists

An oil spill off Russia’s Black Sea coast over the weekend spread over an area of nearly 80 square kilometres and was much larger than initially thought, scientists at Russia’s Academy of Sciences (RAN) said on Wednesday citing satellite imaging. A leak occurred as the Greek-flagged Minerva Symphony tanker took on oil at the Yuzhno-OzereyevkaContinue reading “Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported – Russian scientists”

Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches

Debris has killed marine life and is being seen as country’s worst environmental catastrophe Sri Lanka is facing the worst environmental disaster in its history after a cargo ship carrying chemicals caught fire off its coast, spilling microplastics across the country’s pristine beaches and killing marine life. The fire on MV X-Press Pearl, a Singapore-registeredContinue reading “Sri Lanka faces disaster as burning ship spills chemicals on beaches”

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