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California Eyes Stricter Pipeline Laws Despite Trump Opposition
Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson commended the 50th anniversary of the Santa Barbara oil spill by introducing legislation aimed at preventing another such disaster.
Massive 14-Year Oil Spill Ordered To Be Cleaned As Leaks Continue
An estimated 150 million gallons of oil is believed to have leaked from Taylor Energy's damaged Gulf Coast platform.
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California To Donald Trump On Offshore Drilling: Nope
A state commission has told the White House it won't approve pipeline permits.
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Trump's Environmental Actions Spark Resistance In Many States
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By Sophie Quinton This is Part One of the State of the States 2018 series. Democratic governors, attorneys general and
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Stricken Tanker Leaks 8-Mile Long Oil Slick In East China Sea
A clean-up effort has begun and rescue teams have called a halt to the large-scale search for survivors.
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Coastal Republicans Say States, Not Just Trump, Should Get Say On Offshore Drilling
“I don’t mind opening up drilling if states can opt out," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.
32 Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China
Most of the missing are Iranians, all from the tanker.
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Coastal Protection: A Bipartisan Moment For Resistance?
Principal Advisor at Inside Straight Strategies
By proposing to give the oil industry absolute priority over the rest of society, and open 90 percent of America’s coastal
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Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling
Alexander C. Kaufman
The president looks to open the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans in his push for an “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.”
Trump Administration Moves To Weaken Offshore Safety Rules Prompted By 2010 Spill
The Interior Department says the rules created in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster cause "unnecessary regulatory burdens."
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The Slow But Steady Progression Toward Environmental Sustainability
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, Columbia Universi...
As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, many of us reflect on the year that has past and think about the year to come. In the United
David L. Valentine, University of California, Santa Barbara
Trump's Offshore Oil Rush A Disaster For Oceans And Climate
Professor, conservation biologist (www.oasis-earth.com)
Nowhere is President Trump’s historic assault on our natural environment more worrisome than his reckless push for increased
Trump Administration Abruptly Halts Offshore Drilling Safety Study
Findings were supposed to help prevent another Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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Trump Administration Greenlights New Oil-Drilling Operations In Arctic Waters
The approval is “a totally boneheaded decision by a reckless administration," one environmentalist said.
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Drilling, Drilling, Everywhere
Author, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land
Will the Trump administration take down the Arctic Refuge?
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GOP Congressman Says Nature Has A Way Of Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills
Louie Gohmert of Texas claims he drove along the Gulf Coast looking for oil after Deepwater Horizon exploded but found only "a drop or two here and there.”
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Pandora’s Rock: The Dirt On Coal
William S. Becker
Energy & Climate Policy Expert
Despite President Trump's insistence that it is "beautiful" and "clean," coal emits more climate-changing CO2 than any other fossil fuel.
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How The Obama Administration Handled The Last Crisis In The Gulf
The BP oil spill was the last major disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It proved difficult to contain.
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New Studies Show How The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Still Starves Fish At Sea And Plants On Shore
Alexander C. Kaufman
One of the reports also sheds light on the effect on herring of a 1989 spill in Alaska.
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The Battle For The Dakota Access Pipeline Isn't Over Yet
A federal judge ruled an environmental review of the project was inadequate, and ordered it redone.
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