JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state and federal governments have told a federal judge they are reviewing information from studies on the lingering effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and will be deciding how to proceed in a continuing legal case.
Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. by the governments following the 1989 disaster led to a $900 million settlement and 1991 consent decree that resolved claims related to natural resource damages. The decree, however, included what's known as a "reopener" clause that would allow the governments to seek additional work for restoration projects.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Crews worked Wednesday to prevent the spread of more than 10,000 gallons of oil that leaked into a southwest Ohio nature preserve and clean up the mess, a task expected to take several days.
Workers put berms and barriers in place and dug containment ditches before rain fell Wednesday at the 374-acre Oak Glen Nature Preserve, west of Cincinnati. They vacuumed crude from the wooded ravine and wetlands where it leaked, and planned to build an access road for heavy equipment.
Steven Donziger filed an appeal in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday challenging a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan that dismissed a multimillion dollar award the lawyer won in Ecuador against Chevron Corp., Bloomberg reports.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A cleanup effort is underway in a southwest Ohio nature preserve where thousands of gallons of crude oil leaked from an interstate pipeline.
Federal and state environmental officials and local authorities and an environmental cleanup contractor were on the scene Tuesday after the leak in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve. Workers are vacuuming oil from a wetlands area. Authorities say the oil pipeline was shut off and the spill has been contained.
The leak occurred near the Great Miami River, but Cincinnati water officials say it won't affect the public water supply.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Colorado oil company probably will be sanctioned for not heeding a warning to properly secure a North Dakota well that was swamped by floodwaters and spilled oil near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, a state health official said Monday.
Environmental geologist Kris Roberts said potential fines or other actions were "likely" against Denver-based Zavanna LLC, after up to 1,400 gallons of oil spilled from its well site into floodwaters in the area southwest of Williston.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.
So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?
The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press visited last week, and the charred skeletons of burned trees rose out of water covered with an iridescent sheen and swirling, weathered oil. A snake and a few minnows were some of the few signs of life.
The government decision to allow BP to resume bidding on new federal contracts is a major step on the road to the company's return to normal, although analysts caution the significant impact will take a while to be felt, boosting investor confidence, The New York Times reports.
Four years after the Macondo well blew out and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, a team of scientists will be using the Alvin submersible to examine the sea floor for any lingering effects of the oil and gas, The Times-Picayune reports.
A cartoon advertisement by the American Petroleum Institute poking fun at the anti-Keystone XL camp of cowboys and Native Americans in Washington this week has drawn fire from some of the protest participants, FuelFix reports.
Polls released Thursday by the American Petroleum Institute and the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found support among U.S. voters for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
Lawmakers from North Dakota’s congressional delegation discussed oil train safety with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as he visited the site of last year’s derailment and explosion in Casselton, The Hill reports.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.