BP Canada Reports Drilling Fluid Spill Off Nova Scotia Coast

HALIFAX — BP Canada has reported a spill of drilling fluids from its oil exploration operation taking place off the coast of Nova Scotia. An incident report on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board website said there is a “preliminary estimate” that 136 cubic metres spilled from the West Aquarius drilling unit on Friday before […]

‘We Don’t Know… How Bad It Is’: 31-Car Oil Train Derails Into Iowa Floodwaters

‘We Don’t Know… How Bad It Is’: 31-Car Oil Train Derails Into Iowa Floodwaters

Adding to the mountain of evidence that “oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate”—an argument environmentalists have been making for years—a 31-car freight train derailed in Iowa and started leaking crude oil into floodwaters on Friday morning, forcing evacuations of nearby homes and raising concerns about drinking water contamination.

Preparing for Oil Spills in the Future Arctic

Within the next two decades, scientists estimate that the Arctic Ocean will be free of multi-year ice in the summer. The thawing of Arctic Ocean ice during summer months will lead to increased maritime transportation and tourism. It will also lead to increased oil and gas exploration as access to Arctic sea floors grows easier—the […]