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Petroleum Coke

Joseph Erbentraut

How One Community Is Kicking The Koch Brothers' Harmful Black Dust Out Of Their Neighborhood | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

It’s not easy to take on a wealthy, multi-national corporation and win. Especially for residents of Chicago’s struggling southeast side. But th...

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Candidate Gary Peters To Kochs: Come At Me, Bros | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Conservative operatives backed by the Koch brothers aren't very big fans of Rep. Gary Peters. But that's OK, because he's not a big fan of ...

Koch Brothers Face Lawsuit Over Chicago's Toxic Black Dust

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.02.2014 | Green

Environmentalists are planning to take billionaires Charles and David Koch to court, alleging the brothers' companies are responsible for polluting Ch...

Chicago Has The Koch Brothers To Thank For Its Toxic Black Dust Problem

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

In what environmentalists in Chicago are calling a "shameful switcheroo," it appears Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have had a change of heart when it...

BP Doubles Initial Size Estimate of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons. The leak happened at its refinery in Whiting, Ind. Although some of the oil has been cleaned up, it's unclear how much is left in the lake, a drinking water source for about seven million Chicagoans.

Mayor Emanuel Says Petcoke Is Not OK (Corral)

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Despite all the strong words from officials, none of the policies offered up in response to the sorry situation have actually threatened to wipe the petcoke piles away.

City Vows To Take On Dangerous Black Dust -- But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

Chicago appears set to take another big step in its crackdown against petroleum coke, or "petcoke," though it has thus far refused to ban the mostly-c...

Petcoke Piles: We Should All Stand Up for Chicago's Southeast Side

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The issue of petcoke is just beginning to make itself known. Part of the expansion of the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana to take Canadian tar sands is the addition of the world’s second largest coker.

Oil Refinery Waste Polluting Chicago's Low-Income Neighborhoods

Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

Residents in several lower-income Chicago neighborhoods say a dirty oil byproduct from a nearby BP refinery is creating environmental and health hazar...

WATCH: Is This Huge Black Cloud Of 'Pet Coke' Really Safe?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

A newly surfaced video showing a large black cloud of petroleum coke, also known as "pet coke," blowing across the Detroit River is adding to concerns...

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

David Sands

Congressman: City Shouldn't Be 'Dumping Ground' For Koch-Owned Oil Waste Piles | David Sands | Posted 05.22.2013 | Detroit

As three-story-high piles of petroleum coke pile up along the Detroit River, Congressman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) unsuccessfully urged his colleagues in ...

BP Kern Power Plant Project Gets Millions In Stimulus, Despite Oil Spill And Criminal Probe

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government is giving a joint venture involving oil giant BP millions of dollars in stimulus money to build a power plant on farmland near ...