Environmental Must-Reads – October 22, 2012


Pipeline opponents gather for a protest at the B.C. legislature

VICTORIA – Critics of the Northern Gateway project are hoping for a big turnout today at the B.C. legislature to protest the proposed pipeline.

Gas wars, round 2: Firms battle in court, town halls for natural gas pipeline rights

AUGUSTA — The battle between two firms vying to bring a natural gas pipeline to the Kennebec Valley has entered a new and more contentious stage.

Gas pipeline under threat in 59 places

The Maui natural gas pipeline remains at risk of being ruptured by landslides or erosion at a total of 59 different locations, a just-released Government report warns.

DEC: still questions about hydro-fracking

The state’s environmental conservation commissioner for the first time commented in depth about a new health review that has once again delayed a decision on hydro-fracking in New York.

US fracking sites impact health – report

US residents living near gas fracking sites frequently develop health problems as chemicals used in the gas extraction have been tracked in water and air surrounding the sites, a new report has found.

Deadly Spanish Quake Linked to Water Extraction

Massive extraction of groundwater helped unleash an earthquake in southeastern Spain last year that killed nine people, injured at least 100 and left thousands homeless, geologists said on Sunday.

Survey Finds Fracking Impacts Health

As fracking spreads like wildfires across the US and beyond, the debate rages about the ecological and health impact of this controversial technology.

Officials: Sinkhole math doesn’t work

The math isn’t adding up in Assumption Parish, and some parish officials are worried about what might be happening underground near a Bayou Corne area sinkhole.

Pollution, oil spills threaten birds in Stanley Park

Chronic industrial pollution and small spills from oil tankers moving through Burrard Inlet are contributing to declining numbers of birds in Stanley Park, according to the conservation program manager for the Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Oil spill on lake can take 700 years to recover

The Department of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has for the first time spoken on Lake Malawi and the prospects of drilling oil.

Better spill response

The oil company BP recently settled a seven-year dispute over the extent to which a terminal in Maryland was prepared for major spills. That terminal, near the Chesapeake Bay, holds 22 million gallons of oil.

US fines, Russian sale put oil giant BP at crossroads

The oil giant BP was staring at two giant decisions over the weekend.

First, its board was weighing an offer to sell one of its crown jewels — a 50 percent stake in a lucrative Russian oil joint venture — to Rosneft, the Russian oil company that is mostly state-owned. The structure of the roughly $26 billion deal, however, could leave BP and Rosneft closely entwined.

Keystone pipeline would be very costly

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson labels those protesting TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline in East Texas as “out-of-state, self-appointed eco-anarchists who think they know better than Texans” who “are part of the environmental lunatic fringe that hates the oil and gas industry” (Other Views, Oct. 17). He adds that this pipeline “will create thousands of jobs and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.”


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