The Canadian Progressive: Recent B.C. Toxic Waste Spill Alarming, But Unfortunately Not Surprising

This week’s massive waste spill in B.C. proves that mining companies are gambling with our drinking water, our health and the environment, says the Council of Canadians. The post Recent B.C. Toxic Waste Spill Alarming, But Unfortunately Not Surprising appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Tar Sands: Exxon’s New “Energy Everywhere” Program (Satirical Video)

Political satirist Andy Cobb’s take on the recent ExxonMobil tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas: America’s oil industry is terribly misunderstood. When a lot of people hear “364 pipeline spills in 2012″ they think it’s a big mess, like a nearly realized advent calendar of crap. What they fail […] The post Tar Sands: ...

The Scott Ross: Canadians Enjoy Largest Oil Spill In History

Many British Columbians fear the possible environmental damage of the Northern Gateway pipeline running through their wilderness, yet paradoxically they and all other Canadians not only take pleasure from the largest oil spill in Canadian history, but they want it to grow even bigger. At almost 40 times the size of the Exxon Valdez oil ...

The Scott Ross: Banning Tankers On BC Coast Is Fundamentally Wrong

The good thing with fundamentalism is, it’s non-partisan. Opposition to all oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia has shown that it’s not just conservatives that can give up on moderation and pragmatism, progressives can too. In 2008 the Conservative government passed legislation imposing mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes. Instead of  judges determining ...

DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: President Barack Obama

President_Official_Portrait_HiRes.jpg Part 3 in a series, see Part 1 and Part 2. Perhaps more than any other sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama has been Commander in Chief through some of the most obvious examples of what climate change will do to America. The last few weeks alone have given us severe droughts in some areas ...

DeSmogBlog: FreedomWorks Fails Basic Math And Economics To Smear Renewable Energy Investments

Freedom_Works_Logo.gif The corporate funded, Libertarian/Conservative “think tank” FreedomWorks is doing their best to convince Americans that taxpayer-funded energy subsidies and loans are a waste of our resources. Of course, that doesn’t apply to the massive giveaways to the dirty energy industry, only to the federal loan programs established to invest in cleaner, renewable energy companies. ...

DeSmogBlog: Greenpeace Uncovers Shocking Photos Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Disaster

More than two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and BP's well spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Greenpeace has finally been granted access to pictures that show the real impact of the oil on marine life. The pictures were obtained via a Freedom of Information Act ...

DeSmogBlog: Justice Department Files First Criminal Charges In BP Oil Disaster Probe

bp_oil-leak.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its first criminal charges into their investigation into the cover up of BP’s oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico. The charges have been filed against Kurt Mix, a former engineer for BP, for allegedly destroying evidence related to the oil flow estimates from BP following the ...

DeSmogBlog: The State Of The Gulf Two Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

bp-logo-oil.jpg Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and subsequently caused an oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico that leaked hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the water. The mainstream press will provide coverage over the next few days, reminding the ...

DeSmogBlog: BP Launches PR Blitz To Repair Image

bp-logo-oil.jpg College football fans aren’t the only ones who’ll be paying close attention to what’s happening in Louisiana this evening – BP is hoping that tonight’s BCS championship game will be the ultimate payoff for their aggressive public relations campaign which is aimed at convincing the American public that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon ...

DeSmogBlog: Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

Deepwater-Horizon-oil-rig-006.jpg Perhaps one of the most honest assessments of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion reveals the numerous failures of both industry and the federal government in the worst marine oil disaster in U.S. history. The U.S. Department of the Interior sanctioned the report, compiled by more than a dozen experts operating with the ...

DeSmogBlog: New Lake Michigan Coal Ash Spill Raises Old Concerns

coal ash spill.jpg On Monday, a bluff surrounding a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based power plant collapsed, sending a cascade of debris and coal ash waste from the power plant into Lake Michigan. No injuries were reported by We Energies, the company who owns the power plant, but the environmental assessment will likely be less optimistic. We Energies, ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Justice Department Launches Investigation Into BP’s Oil Gusher Cover Up

bp_oil-leak.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an official investigation to determine whether or not BP lied to the public and to the government about the amount of oil that was leaking from a broken pipe during last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. The leak was the result of the explosion and subsequent ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Is Deepwater Horizon Rig Owner Trying To Blame Victims For Gulf Oil Disaster?

transocean-explosion-fire-sinking.jpg A new report released by authorities in the Marshall Islands says that the failure of oil rig workers to properly address safety issues led to last year’s catastrophic blowout and explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The Deepwater Horizon was registered in the Marshall Islands by rig owner Transocean. Much like large ships, ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: BP Urges Government To Halt Gulf Oil Disaster Relief Payments For Future Losses

bp-logo-fish_0.jpg Oil giant BP is urging the federal government to stop making payments to Gulf Coast residents affected by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil geyser. BP claims that the improving economic conditions among areas hit the hardest by the oil provide enough evidence to show that they no longer need to be compensated for ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Transocean Report Blames BP For Gulf Oil Disaster

transocean-explosion-fire-sinking.jpg Offshore oil drilling giant Transocean released the results of an internal investigation this week on the causes of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. The investigation concluded that well owner BP was to blame for the explosion and the resulting 3-month oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico. Transocean claims that BP’s actions ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Would Feature Woefully Inadequate Spill Detection System

keystonexlmap_350.jpg According to the NRDC, the proposed $13 billion Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would not be able to detect “pinhole leaks” in the pipeline that release fewer than 700,000 gallons of tar sands oil a day. The company proposing to build the pipeline, TransCanada, has admitted that their leak detection system be unable to ...