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Arctic spill drills taking place off Washington coast

Source: 
FuelFix

Shell Oil Co. is conducting tests of its Arctic spill response system near Bellingham, Wash., over the next few days, FuelFix reports.

Oil

Effects of Exxon Valdez spill linger after 25 years

Source: 
Time

A quarter of a century after 11 million gallons of crude leaked in Alaska as a result of the grounding of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, the environment is still being affected, Time reports.

Oil

Exxon escapes class-action suit over Mayflower spill

Source: 
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Miller has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil over a pipeline spill two years ago, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Oil

Critics question BP’s claims of post-spill Gulf rebound

Source: 
The Times-Picayune

A report released by BP this week claiming that the Gulf of Mexico has recovered well from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is being criticized by scientists and government officials, The Times-Picayune reports.

Oil

New rules for oil sands waste in Alberta

Source: 
Canadian Press

Alberta has issued new regulations for managing oil sands tailings ponds, which hold a mixture of water, silt, solvents and excess bitumen, the Canadian Press reports.

Oil

Feds order valve change on oil trains

Source: 
The Hill

Citing leaks of hazardous materials, the Federal Railroad Administration is ordering faulty valves manufactured by McKenzie Valve & Machining LLC to be removed from oil trains, The Hill reports.

Oil

Cleanup set for illegal oilfield waste in ND

Source: 
The Associated Press

Cleanup will begin Friday for up to 100 radioactive oil filter socks that were found illegally dumped in a property in Williston, N.D., The Associated Press reports.

Oil

Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River, even as most of the spilled oil remains unrecovered.

Cleanup is on hold near the small city of Glendive, where the water supply for 6,000 residents was temporarily contaminated.

Oil

Christie calls $225M Exxon Mobil settlement 'really good'

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday defended a settlement with Exxon Mobil on a decade-old lawsuit for a fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had sought for environmental damage, calling the deal "really good."

The Republican governor said the $225 million settlement is on top of the money the company will have to pay to clean up damage.

Oil

Exxon settlement to net NJ $180M after legal fees, costs

Source: 
The New York Times

Because law firm Kanner & Whiteley of New Orleans handled New Jersey’s pollution lawsuit against Exxon Mobil on a contingency basis, the state would get only $180 million from a proposed $225 million settlement after legal fees and costs in the case, The New York Times reports.

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