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    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    A Louisiana energy company is finally paying for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. Taylor Energy has agreed to pay more than $43 million in penalties and transfer a further $432 million to the Department of the Interior as a trust to complete the cleanup of the 17-year spill, the Department of Justice announced […]

    Huntington Beach Oil Spill Shows Why We Need to Be Free From Fossil Fuels

    Huntington Beach Oil Spill Shows Why We Need to Be Free From Fossil Fuels

    The devastating oil spill that spewed at least 126,000 gallons off the Southern California coast this weekend has highlighted the dangers of oil extraction. The spill was likely caused by a leak in a pipeline operated by Beta Offshore, about five miles from the coast of Orange County, NBC4 Los Angeles reported. It has shuttered […]

    Oil Spill off California Coast Devastates Wetlands, Kills Wildlife

    Oil Spill off California Coast Devastates Wetlands, Kills Wildlife

    At least 126,000 gallons of crude oil have gushed from a pipeline just five miles off the Southern California coast Sunday, wreaking still-unknown devastation on local wetlands and fouling Huntington Beach. “It’s terrible,” Jon Ely, a 58-year-old Huntington Beach resident, told the Los Angeles Times. “This stuff is not going to come up. It’s goo, […]

    More Than 100 Birds Found Coated in Oil After Ida

    More Than 100 Birds Found Coated in Oil After Ida

    More than 100 birds have been found covered with oil following a spill linked to Hurricane Ida‘s path through the Gulf of Mexico late last month. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said Thursday that the birds were impacted by a spill at the Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. “The number of […]

    Climate-Fueled Ida Behind Suspected Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    Climate-Fueled Ida Behind Suspected Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    By Jessica Corbett As Louisiana residents and officials begin the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Ida, environmental campaigners responded Thursday to reporting of a suspected oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by saying such scenes “are reminders that when we drill, we spill.” “On top of the devastation that people are still […]