A shift in priorities of the EPA under the current administration has raised awareness of an increase in oil and gas permitting across the USA. However, the increase began before the current administration. Although the federal government controls most regulations and laws that affect permitting, other factors such as global oil and gas prices, advances […]
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Followers of our work will recall the merchant vessel SSL Kolkata that was being towed by the Indian Navy after catching fire on June 13th off the Sundarbans in the Bay of Bengal. The Indian Navy had to abandon the ship after a series of explosions and it has been stuck in shallow water ever […]
You may recall we posted about a slick emerging from an unidentified platform off the coast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 4th. At the time, we noted that the slick was most likely directed by the strong currents from the nearby entrance to the Congo River as it wasn’t in line with the […]
Late last year, President Trump announced a massive scaling back of the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), part of an even larger reduction of National Monuments in Utah, including nearby Bears Ears. Now a Canadian firm has announced plans to reopen a closed mine1 within the former boundaries of the old Grand Staircase-Escalante […]
An oil spill this weekend that caught fire in Balikpapan Bay, Indonesia, claimed the lives of five fishermen. State authorities initially reported the fire was set intentionally by oil-spill responders in an attempt to burn it off, a claim that was later denied. The bulk of the slick can be seen escaping the bay in […]