Stories tagged: oil spill
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Fire crews attempt to contain 300 gallon oil spill in Moses Lake
An estimated 300 gallons of used motor oil spilled on the Broadway Avenue overpass over Interstate 90 in Moses Lake Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Oil leak discovered by workers in Alaska’s Cook Inlet
An oil leak was discovered in Alaska’s Cook Inlet on Saturday, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its platforms there, officials say.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
North Dakota oil spill three times larger than first estimated
A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Scientists tweak seat cushion material to clean oil spills
Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up
Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn’t fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn’t even set a date for completion.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota creek
Officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into a North Dakota creek.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Settlement reached in Exxon Yellowstone spill
Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Dworshak Dam apparently under control
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said only a fraction of the 290 gallons of light oil spilled at Dworshak Dam this week reached the North Fork …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
Washington freeway reopens after tank truck rollover
A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Oil company to plead guilty to criminal charges over spill
An oil company has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges and pay a $100,000 fine for a 2011 spill in northwestern Montana, but its attorneys urged a judge …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 3:14 p.m.
Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills
Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
Up to 210,000 gallons of oil spills from California pipeline
Authorities are responding after a Southern California pipeline spilled up to 210,000 gallons of crude oil.
Tue., June 21, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
West Coast states meet to share oil spill-response efforts
Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided in their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Enbridge getting cleanup equipment just in case of oil spill
A Canadian company that owns twin oil pipelines in the area where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge said Monday it will spend $7 million over the next two years on …
UPDATED: Mon., June 6, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Union Pacific resumes service after derailment
Union Pacific has resumed train service through the Oregon city affected by last week’s fiery derailment.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill
Hazardous-materials crews were sopping up as much as 21,000 gallons of oil Tuesday that spilled from a broken underground pipeline in rural Northern California, but none of it flowed into …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
Company charged for oil spill that fouled California beaches
A Texas pipeline company that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast last year was indicted on dozens of criminal charges in the disaster that …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins, scientists say
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
Monitoring of decade-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak eased
Adds comments from Waterkeeper Alliance attorney. With AP Photos. AP Photo GARV103
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Contaminated site could send North Spokane Corridor soaring over Hillyard
The North Spokane Corridor freeway has hit a roadblock in Hillyard where historic rail operations left a spill of bunker-C oil floating on the aquifer 170 feet underground.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota
TransCanada estimates that about 16,800 gallons of oil leaked into a field in South Dakota as part of a spill that has shut the Keystone pipeline down while officials investigate.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
$20B settlement from 2010 BP oil spill gets judge’s OK
A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval Monday to an estimated $20 billion settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, resolving years of …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, midnight
Oil spill closes St. Joe River; origin sought
An oil sheen on 1 1/2 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic on the river and at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. …
Sun., May 24, 2015, midnight
Pipeline in California spill lacked auto shut-off
LOS ANGELES – The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have …
Sun., March 15, 2015, midnight
Officials assessing oil-spill damage in Yakima River
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. – The emergency response to an oil spill in Sunnyside is winding down, and officials say they’re turning their attention to signs of long-term damage. The spill, discovered …
Sat., July 26, 2014, midnight
Editorial: DOT correct to expedite tougher rules for oil trains
The U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded regulation of oil trains on the fast track, with the possibility new rules could be in place by early 2015. The railroads and …
Mon., March 24, 2014, midnight
The Rock Doc: Exxon Valdez oil spill shows us cost of petroleum
Energy companies work night and day to bring us oil and the many products made from it. Most of that work is uneventful and unseen by the public. But when …
Wed., April 18, 2012, 7:42 a.m.
BP oil spill settlement submitted for approval
NEW ORLEANS — BP and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys today presented a federal judge with the formal terms of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars …
Tue., July 26, 2011, 5:49 p.m.
Oil found along shoreline downriver from Montana spill
Teams tallying damage from an Exxon Mobil Corp. oil spill into the Yellowstone River have found contamination on roughly 60 percent of shoreline areas inspected downstream from the pipeline break, …