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Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons of Oil, Water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major …

Green Groups Sue Trump Administration for Gutting Offshore Oil Safety Rules

WASHINGTON — A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department’s rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. …

Trump Administration to Relax Offshore Safety Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns …

Houston Ship Channel Remains Closed as Plume Leaches Benzene

Some vessels will be allowed to enter a tributary to the Houston Ship Channel this morning but more than 60 ships remain stranded by the closure of the main waterway as a result of a cloud of cancer-causing benzene from …

No Evidence of Contaminated Water From Montana Oil Boom

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that’s already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the …

Louisiana Oil Spill Will Not Reach Caddo Lake

Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrel oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport, La. Officials said that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and …

Residents Move Back Into Arkansas Subdivision After Spill

People are starting to move back into the part of an Arkansas subdivision evacuated last year after a 2013 pipeline accident. About 22 of 63 homes in the Northwoods subdivision of Mayflower were evacuated after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured last …

March Oil Spill One of Many in Texas Each Year

The March oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel is just one of the hundreds of spills occurring in Galveston Bay each year. The Houston Chronicle reports that statistics from the Houston Advanced Research Center show that Galveston Bay has …

Mississippi River Closed at New Orleans After Oil Spill

A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River remained closed at New Orleans on Monday following a weekend collision that resulted in crude oil spilling from a barge. Authorities involved in the cleanup and investigation planned a Monday morning conference call …

North Dakota Derailment Resulted in 400,000 Gallons of Lost Oil

Federal investigators have determined that 400,000 gallons of oil was lost last month when a train derailed and caught fire in North Dakota, according to a report released Monday. The derailment on Dec. 30 has highlighted concerns about shipping crude …