Israel: Greek tanker ruled out as source of massive oil spill

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel tweeted that Israel would continue to pursue the source of the pollution and bring the polluters to justice.

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Israel oil spill: How did it happen and what will we do going forward?

The oil spill event will continue to corrupt the Mediterranean's natural marine ecosystem for many years to come.

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Louise Erdrich: Not just another pipeline

The expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is a breathtaking betrayal of Minnesota’s Indigenous communities — and the environment.
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Train derails in Custer, WA; people asked to evacuate

Roads in the Custer area have also been closed and people are asked to avoid the area.
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Pipeline billionaire that operates area natural gas assets follows playbook, stepping down but staying

Kelcy Warren, the Dallas billionaire known for controversial pipelines, is stepping down as chief executive officer of Energy Transfer. But if the move is anything like those of fellow moguls in the industry, he isn't going far.

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Sumas First Nation chief says spill at B.C. Trans Mountain facility 4th ‘in the last 15 years’

An estimated 150-190 cubic metres (150,000 to 190,000 litres) of sweet crude oil spilled from its Sumas Pump station early Saturday and the pipeline was shut down.
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Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster

The former top investigator of Canadian train crashes says Ottawa needs to "drop the hammer" on the rail industry in the wake of seven oil train derailments since 2015.
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Trump deciding on oil industry bailout as Saudi supertankers approach Gulf of Mexico

White House faces pressure to turn away Saudi tankers amid warnings of a “storage wall.”
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Oil prices go negative — and Washington is paralyzed over what to do

Reports that the Trump administration was considering paying oil companies not to pump oil have not comforted oil executives.
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Ten years after Deepwater Horizon, worries remain

Efforts to clean up the lingering effects of the oil spill are well underway, but secrecy and deregulation have returned to the Gulf, raising the specter of a repeat.

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‘We’ve been abandoned’: A decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

BP denied the oil reached Mexico, but fisherman and scientists knew it wasn't true.

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A BP oil-spill settlement gone wrong

A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?
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