Today’s Essential Reads
The floods in upstate New York are raising new concern about plans for natural gas drilling in New York.
New state rules require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals they pump into the ground to remove oil and gas from rock, but an environmental organization says there are loopholes in the rules.
The B.C. government’s efforts to increase transparency around fracking practices used by the oil and gas industry don’t go far enough, says an environmental organization.
Protestors against gas drilling in Banks are setting up Camp Frack this weekend to warn against the expansion of ‘hydraulic fracturing’.
BP OIL SPILL:
It’s been over 16 months since the BP oil disaster, now rebranded the Macondo oil “spill,” or the Deepwater Horizon “spill.”
Surge from Tropical Storm Lee uncovered numerous tar mats, dozens of tar balls and abandoned strings of oil snare pom-poms along a stretch of Fourchon Beach owned by the Wisner Donation Trust, according to the property’s manager. “The beach got hit hard by surge, as it always does,” said Cathy Norman, secretary-treasurer and land manager for the trust. “With all the sand removed, many things were uncovered, including these huge tar mat areas.
When Tropical Storm Lee pummeled the Gulf coast with wind and rain last week, it left more than local floods and wind damage in its wake. Residents from Florida to Louisiana report the slow-moving gale blew in oily residues, thick tar mats and tar balls, confirming fears that the crude from BP’s historic blowout is far from gone.
“Only when the last tree has withered, the last fish has been caught, and the last river has been poisoned, will you realize you cannot eat money.” -Cree Proverb
As the debate continues to rage over whether fishers affected by the BP oil spill are being made whole, new data from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility show that oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg has more than compensated Louisiana’s fishing industry for its estimated losses through 2013.
An oven exploded this morning at around 11 h 45 in the reprocessing of nuclear waste Centraco (Central Nuclear processing and packaging), based in Marcoule, among Chusclan Codolet and, in the Gard.
An explosion was reported at the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France on Monday, with a risk of a radioactive leak, emergency officials said.