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Okla. Supreme Ct. Ruling Shows Policyholders Shouldn’t Depend on Agent’s Representations

New Dominion LLC taps into oil and natural gas reserves that many production companies avoid. The Tulsa, Oklahoma company operates hundreds of wells that produce from hydrocarbon reservoirs that are saturated with water from ancient aquifers. When oil or gas …

Oil Spews From Aiteo Well in Nigeria’s Delta 2 Weeks After Spill, Locals Say

YENAGOA, Nigeria — Oil has been spilling from a well owned by Nigeria’s Aiteo Eastern E&P and state-run NNPC for two weeks in southern Nigeria, local residents and politicians said on Friday, saying it threatened the environment and local economy. …

Pollution Charges: Louisiana Firestone Plant to Pay $4 Million

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A major manufacturer of synthetic rubber, Firestone Polymers LLC, has agreed to pay $4 million in fines and an environmental project and make numerous improvements to settle a long list of state and federal air pollution …

Indiana Beaches Closed After Apparent US Steel Plant Spill

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Dunes National Park closed its beaches and a northwest Indiana water utility shut down an intake facility after an orange substance apparently spilled from a U.S. Steel plant into a Lake Michigan tributary, a mayor …

Gaps in US Wildfire Smoke Warning Network Leave Many Exposed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this summer, amid growing concern over potential health impacts to millions …

Fire-Ravaged Ship Sinks, Prompting Sri Lankan Pollution Fear

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A container ship carrying chemicals sank off Sri Lanka’s capital on Thursday nearly a month after catching fire, raising concerns about a possible environmental disaster. The ship’s operator said the wreck of the Singapore-flagged X-Press …

Viewpoint: How Undead Corporations Can Help Fund Oregon’s Environmental Cleanup

We all know that corporations and limited liability companies can die. In actuality, they are dissolved and given time to wind up their affairs, but the point is that after five years following proper notice to potential creditors and other …

Sri Lanka Seeks UN help in Assessing Damage From Ship Fire

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ Sri Lanka’s government is seeking help from the United Nations and other countries in assessing the environmental damage caused by a fire on a container ship carrying chemicals that is sinking off its capital, officials …

Hidden Super Polluters Revealed in Wake of Texas Energy Crisis

The polar blast in Texas earlier this year revealed a dirty secret in the most prolific U.S. oil field: Two under-the-radar natural gas plants that are a persistent source of pollution. Natural disasters in the state often turn into environmental …

Here’s All the Climate Science You Missed So Far This Year

In early January the high atmosphere above the Arctic warmed abruptly, which happens about six times a decade. That warming gradually weakened the jet stream below, causing frigid air to spill down across North America. Texas froze, and tragedy ensued. …