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The Hidden Cost Of Shell Oil Spills In Niger Delta

September 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

Decades of oil spillage in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta and the incessant bickering over who should own up to the wanton environmental degradation has taken a toll on Nigeria’s economy, seeing it slid into recession with the delta being classified as one of the most polluted places on earth


There Were 137 Oil Spills In The U.S. In 2018 — See Where They Happened

May 5th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Oil spills don’t make the news very often unless they are big, like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, which killed 11 people and spewed an estimated 205 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But spills happen frequently. According to data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 137 oil spills in 2018, about 11 per month


Republican Politicians Want Government To NOT Work For You — That’s A Problem

November 28th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest US midterm is over — or nearly over — and Democratic candidates had a record wave of support from voters, but there's still plenty of misunderstanding to clear up. We've gone through decades of misinformation campaigns, gaslighting, and political dystrophy. One blue wave doesn't mean we've got everything in order. One topic I was recently inspired to address is a simple one, but one that seems to skate under the radar of public consciousness


Concerns About Safety Of Pipeline Weights Raised By Regulators Investigating Recent Keystone Oil Spill

December 11th, 2017 | by James Ayre

An investigation into the causes of the recent TransCanada Keystone pipeline oil spill on November 16 has raised serious questions about the widespread use of weights on pipelines, regulators have revealed. To be more specific, a report from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration stated that the recent Keystone oil spill in South Dakota may have been caused by a weight that was put in place during the construction of the pipeline back in


Cleanup Of TransCanada Keystone Oil Spill To Last Several Weeks

November 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

South Dakota's environmental regulator has revealed that the cleanup process for the recent 5,000 barrel oil spill along TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline will probably take several weeks — with the timeline for the restarting of pipeline operation as of right now being up in the air



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