“Ticking Time Bomb” Oil Tanker Threatens Food & Water Supply for Millions

“Ticking Time Bomb” Oil Tanker Threatens Food & Water Supply for Millions

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor An abandoned oil tanker off the coast of Yemen is deteriorating rapidly, and experts say that a hull breach could have far-reaching environmental impacts and threaten millions of people’s access to food and water supplies. The FSO SAFER tanker holds 1.1 million barrels of oil — more than four […]

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Oil Spill the Tea

Oil Spill the Tea

Last weekend, an estimated 144,000 gallons of heavy crude oil leaked from an underwater pipeline in California, making for one of the largest spills in recent state history. While federal regulators have enacted protections for some federal lands and waters, they’re still a long way from reaching President Biden’s 30×30 goal. But the longer they […]

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Crumbling Pipeline Infrastructure Contributes to Huntington Beach Oil Spill

Crumbling Pipeline Infrastructure Contributes to Huntington Beach Oil Spill

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer More information has come to light about the estimated 144,000 gallons of oil that spilled off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. Federal transportation investigators say the likely cause of the spill was a ship’s anchor, which caught and dragged an almost mile-long section of the pipe across the […]

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California Oil Spill Damage Still TBD

California Oil Spill Damage Still TBD

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A pipeline failure off the coast of Huntington Beach on Saturday has now spilled as many as 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, damaging ecosystems and forcing beach closures. Now, Californians are lamenting the state’s many climate disasters as drought, wildfires, and now oil spills take […]

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EPA Must Update Regulations for Oil Spill Dispersants, Court Rules

EPA Must Update Regulations for Oil Spill Dispersants, Court Rules

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must update decades-old regulations on chemicals used to disperse offshore oil spills. Environmental groups say that many of these chemicals carry significant health and biodiversity risks and that tighter regulations are necessary. The decision comes following a lawsuit from […]

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Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Following a massive gasoline leak in Huntersville, North Carolina, Colonial Pipeline could face a daily fine of $200,000 if it doesn’t improve how it detects leaks. Colonial’s pipes leaked almost 18 times more gasoline than it originally estimated, sometimes thousands of gallons at a time with the Huntersville leak […]

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