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EPA slows oil industry tank pollution rules

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday delayed until next year a requirement for air pollution controls on newer oil and gas temporary storage tanks.

The rule was to go into effect Oct. 15 for tanks built after Aug. 23, 2011. In response to appeals by industry, EPA said more tanks will be covered than it estimated and that it will phase in the mandate starting in April 2014, depending on the construction date.

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Boat stuck off Senegal capital spills diesel fuel

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A boat that ran aground off the coast of Senegal's capital is now leaking diesel fuel into the ocean near some scenic islands.

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Treasury sends BP restoration proposal to OMB

Source: 
The Hill

The Treasury Department submitted to the White House a proposal to direct 80 percent of BP spill fines to affected states, The Hill reports.

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Chevron fined $284K for pollution law violations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chevron has agreed to pay a $284,000 fine and help buy four clean-running school buses after inspectors found pollution law violations at a Salt Lake City refinery.

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Oil slick spreads as cleanup drags on Thai island

BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters.

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Lawyer who led Ecuador case speaks on extortion trial

Source: 
The New York Times

Steven R. Doziger, the lawyer who represented Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a pollution case against Chevron, talks to The New York Times about facing a trial over a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to extort the oil company.

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EPA: Enbridge to triple dredging for Kalamazoo spill

Source: 
The Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency said Enbridge would triple the amount of sediment it plans to dredge from the Kalamazoo River to clean its 2010 pipeline spill, The Associated Press reports.

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Thai oil spill spreads to new bay on resort island

BANGKOK (AP) — Workers in white suits used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the once white sands and emerald waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea on Tuesday, as the oil slick continued to spread three days after leaking from a nearby pipeline.

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Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

BANGKOK (AP) — Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.

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NYC groundwater verdict against Exxon is upheld

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater.

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