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Incendie Lac Mégantic (Canada) Marées noires (hydrocarbures) - Copie. 7 avr. 2021 Can a pipeline company defy a governor’s orders? Gretchen Whitmer is about to find out. As governor, Gretchen Whitmer vowed to provide clean and affordable drinking water for the Great Lakes state of Michigan.

7 avr. 2021 Can a pipeline company defy a governor’s orders? Gretchen Whitmer is about to find out.

Last year, she implemented a statewide moratorium on water shutoffs to provide relief during the COVID-19 crisis, allocated $500 million dollars for improving water infrastructure, and in November stood by a campaign promise when she ordered Enbridge Energy to shut down its Line 5 pipeline, which carries crude oil and natural gas liquids under the Great Lakes from western Canada to Michigan and on to eastern Canada. Whitmer’s order gave Enbridge until May 12 to shut down Line 5. Pollution en mer Méditerranée : La nappe polluante a « quasiment disparu » en surface Le 24 juillet 2020. Une nappe acide polluante de quelques hectares s'est formée dans la Méditerranée après la fuite d'un agent chimique corrosif d'un complexe pétrochimique à Martigues.

Pollution en mer Méditerranée : La nappe polluante a « quasiment disparu » en surface Le 24 juillet 2020

Finistère : Des oiseaux mazoutés retrouvés sur des plages. Ce sont des promeneurs qui ont donné l’alerte samedi en fin d’après-midi.

Finistère : Des oiseaux mazoutés retrouvés sur des plages

Un peu plus tôt dans la journée, ils avaient découvert le cadavre d’un guillemot sur la plage de Plougasnou-Saint-Jean dans le nord du Finistère. D’autres oiseaux mazoutés ont également été repérés sur une plage à proximité. D’importants moyens ont alors été déployés par le Cross (centre régional opérationnel de surveillance et de sauvetage) Corsen pour tenter d’identifier « une possible pollution maritime entre les plages de Saint-Samson et de Saint-Jean-du-Doigt », indique la préfecture maritime de l’Atlantique. Une BD magistrale sur les ravages de la firme pétrolière Texaco en Amazonie équatorienne. Un superbe reportage dessiné vient de paraître aux éditions Les Arènes BD sur la tentaculaire affaire Texaco/Chevron.

Une BD magistrale sur les ravages de la firme pétrolière Texaco en Amazonie équatorienne

Condamnée en 2011 à une amende record de 9 milliards de dollars pour avoir saccagé l'Amazonie équatorienne pendant plus de 20 ans, la compagnie pétrolière américaine refuse toujours de payer. Affaire Texaco/Chevron : nouveau revers pour les plaignants équatorien - Geo. Nouveau rebondissement dans le procès Texaco/Chevron qui dure depuis 25 ans : la Cour suprême du Canada a refusé ce jeudi d'entendre les plaignants équatoriens qui voulaient faire saisir des actifs du groupe pétrolier américain sur le sol canadien en guise d'indemnités pour avoir souillé la forêt amazonienne pendant près de 30 ans.

Affaire Texaco/Chevron : nouveau revers pour les plaignants équatorien - Geo

En annonçant sa décision, la plus haute instance judiciaire n'a pas justifié son refus d'entendre les plaignants. Court says pipelines — not Exxon — are to blame for a major oil spill. ExxonMobil’s Pegasus Pipeline poured more than 200,000 gallons of heavy crude into a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, in 2013.

Court says pipelines — not Exxon — are to blame for a major oil spill.

Twenty-two homes had to be evacuated, and in the aftermath, hundreds of residents complained of nausea, nosebleeds, and respiratory problems. In 2015, the EPA fined Exxon more than $4 million in penalties over the spill. Separately, a federal pipeline regulator accused the company of violating safety standards and imposed an additional $2 million in fines. An oil well off Australia leaked for weeks last year. We just found out about it. The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority mentioned the leak in an annual report on offshore exploration but revealed no details about who operated the well.

An oil well off Australia leaked for weeks last year. We just found out about it.

That information came to light on Friday, when Woodside Petroleum — Australia’s largest oil and gas producer, owned by Royal Dutch Shell — admitted to owning the well on the North West Shelf of the country. The leak began in April 2016 and lasted about two months. All told, it spilled nearly 2,800 gallons of oil into the ocean. Woodside gave a statement to the Australian Broadcasting Company claiming the spill caused no damage: “Due to the composition of the fluid, small quantity released, water depth at release site, and distance from environmentally sensitive areas, there was no lasting impact to the environment.” Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife. Cleanup efforts are underway after a failed Chevron Corporation pipeline released about 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream on public land in northwestern Colorado and killed some wildlife.

Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

The breach happened on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and was first detected on March 5 by a Chevron consultant. The pipeline was shut down after discovery of the leak and the oil is now trapped in a berm and siphon dam in a dry ravine, according to the Associated Press. As it happens, the leak occurred around the same time that the conservation group Center for Western Priorities found that Chevron was behind 31 reported spills in Colorado last year, ranking the energy corporation as the fourth highest oil and gas spiller in the state. Oregon explosion reminds us that oil trains are “weapons of mass destruction” An oil train that went off the tracks and burst into flames in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon last week hasn’t been cleaned up yet, but the railroad is already back to business as usual.

Oregon explosion reminds us that oil trains are “weapons of mass destruction”

And many North Americans are feeling renewed anxieties about the danger of what activists call “bomb trains.” On Friday, 16 Union Pacific train cars filled with highly combustible fracked oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota derailed outside Mosier, Ore. Multiple cars caught fire, and about 100 people were evacuated from nearby homes. Elizabeth Sanchey, one of the first responders, told Oregon Public Broadcasting that the scene “looked like the apocalypse.” Oil train derails, erupts in flames in Oregon. Another day, another exploding oil train.

Oil train derails, erupts in flames in Oregon

On Friday, a flimsy metal can carrying crude oil derailed east of Portland in Mosier, Ore., forcing schools to evacuate and an interstate highway to close. The accident involved 11 train cars, according to KIRO 7 News, and several burst into flames. Although there were no initial reports of oil leaking into the Columbia River, the Environmental Protection Agency reported on Saturday a light oil sheen. Every accident of this sort reinvigorates fears about bomb trains, which regularly route through the Pacific Northwest. In May, Oregon activists occupied railroad tracks to protest the transportation of crude oil through the region. Renault et le gouvernement tentent de noyer le scandale de la pollution.

La bombe qu’ils cherchaient à camoufler a fini par leur exploser à la figure : jeudi 14 janvier, on a appris que des agents de la DGCCRF (Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation, et de la répression des fraudes) avaient perquisitionné au siège de Renault. Enjeu vraisemblable : découvrir des preuves de la dissimulation des émissions trop polluantes des véhicules de ce constructeur. L’information n’est pas venue du gouvernement, mais du syndicat CGT, dans un tract distribué aux travailleurs du groupe : Another Train Derailment, Evacuation Highlights Ongoing Bomb Train Threat. For Immediate Release, May 6, 2015 Contact: Jared Margolis, (971) 717-6404, Another Train Derailment, Evacuation Highlights Ongoing Bomb Train Threat. Why more pipelines won’t solve the problem of oil-train explosions.

In the last few years, the grassroots environmental movement has energetically opposed constructing big new oil pipelines in North America. Their opposition is understandable, since, on a global level, fossil fuel infrastructure encourages fossil fuel consumption, contributing to climate change, and, on a local level, oil pipelines leak and explode. But conservatives have been delighted to argue that greens are endangering the public and being short-sighted. Oil that comes out of the ground has to get to market somehow, and currently a huge amount of it is being shipped on freight trains.

The result? Report: Oil Trains Threaten 25 Million Americans, Iconic Rivers, Wildlife. Israël connaît son « plus grand désastre écologique » Tell DOT: No More Oil Train Loopholes! In recent years, rail companies have started carrying flammable crude oil across the Pacific Northwest to refineries along the coast. Greenpeace. Den dolda oljekatastrofen Greenpeace “Oil Spill Patrol” har upptäckt fler än 200 oljeutsläpp i norra Ryssland och samlat upp över 100 ton olja och förorenad jord. En katastrof av ofattbara proportioner pågår i det tysta och oljan sprids i naturen och ut i Norra ishavet!

Un oléoduc de Total provoque une mini marée noire en Seine-Maritime. Breaking: TransCanada Shuts Down Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline, Raising “Suspicions” Pipeline builder says oil spills can be good for the economy. Kinder Morgan wants to spend $5.4 billion tripling the capacity of an oil pipeline between the tar sands of Alberta and the Vancouver, B.C., area. Yes, the company acknowledges, there’s always the chance of a “large pipeline spill.” But it says the “probability” of such an accident is “low.” Massive Pipeline Rupture Coats Streets Of Los Angeles In 'Knee-High' Crude Oil.

By Joanna M. Foster "Massive Pipeline Rupture Coats Streets Of Los Angeles In ‘Knee-High’ Crude Oil" CREDIT: A.P. Images Residents in Atwater Village in northeast Los Angeles woke up Thursday morning to find crude oil flowing down their streets. A whole lot of oil spilled in the U.S. in 2013. Tip your 10-gallon hat to the gas and oil guys. The booming industry spilled 26 million gallons of oil, fracking fluid, fracking wastewater, and other toxic substances during 7,662 accidents in just 15 states last year. That’s according to an analysis by EnergyWire, which studied state data to conclude that the number of spills was up 18 percent from the year before: Many of the spills were small.

But their combined volume totaled more than 26 million gallons … That’s the same volume as what gushed four years ago from BP PLC’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in 11 days.Some of the increase may have come from changes in spill reporting practices in a handful of states, but the number of spills and other mishaps rose even without counting those states.Some of the biggest jumps were in the booming Bakken Shale. Crews Work to Contain Oil Barge’s Leak. Photo Emergency crews in Texas worked on Sunday to contain 168,000 gallons of oil that leaked into Galveston Bay on Saturday from a barge that collided with a ship, officials said. Four skimming vessels deployed at the scene of the spill near Texas City were expected to finish removing the remaining oil from the barge on Sunday, the Coast Guard said.

They were joined Sunday by 20 response vessels, along with 90,000 feet of boom to help contain the oil. The barge had been carrying 924,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil, a particularly thick type of oil. Once the barge is emptied and decontaminated, it will be taken to a local shipyard for inspection and repairs, the Coast Guard said. “The primary concern remains the safety of responders and the protection of the environment,” the Coast Guard said in a statement. On Exxon Valdez anniversary, a fresh spill threatens Texas wildlife. Alabama wetland still infested with oil, four months after train accident. The derailment and explosion of a train passing through Alabama wetlands in November helped bring attention to the dangers of hauling oil by rail. But the mess left behind after the explosion has been largely ignored. The Associated Press recently visited the derailment site near the town of Aliceville and found “dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water.”

Chevron Apologizes for Fracking Site Explosion With Free Pizza. There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells. Here's Where They Are. Oil covers the ground after a 2010 well blowout near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The state leads the nation for uninspected wells on federal land. (The inspection status of this particular well is unknown.) Fracking chemicals may make oil extra explosive. Have you noticed the recent spate of oil-hauling trains bursting into flames? There was the devastating explosion last July in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. It sent a 100-foot-tall fireball into the air, flattened dozens of buildings, and killed 47 residents. Freedom Industries kept West Virginia spill details secret. News - CN fuel cars derail, explode west of Edmonton. Another oil-hauling train explodes, forcing evacuations in North Dakota.

Safety rules to prevent oil-train explosions delayed. ETATS-UNIS. Immense explosion d'un convoi de pétrole. Oil and gas train runs off tracks, explodes in Canada — again. Oil spillage from freight trains hit record high in 2013. Oil is spilling from trains, pipelines … and now barges. Train loaded with oil derails, explodes, pollutes Alabama wetlands. Crude on the tracks: Oil spills from trains skyrocket. News - CN fuel cars derail, explode west of Edmonton. Gp_sunrise : Faiza: “Even oil companies...

Entire Texan town evacuated after pipeline explosion. Oil refineries in Louisiana have accidents almost every day. L'explosion d'un gazoduc fait trois morts et dix blessés en Pologne. BP’s newly upgraded refinery just spilled oil into Chicago’s water source. This company’s gas plants just keep on exploding. Here’s a shorebird’s-eye view of the Galveston oil spill. 200,000 Pounds Of Oiled Sand Found Along Texas Coastline After Spill.