Entries by Teri Biebel

More Offshore Drilling to Come?

Once again, the federal government is proposing that we expand offshore drilling to new areas in US waters.  Today, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of the Interior, which manages our public lands and waters, to review the Obama administration rule that deferred oil and gas leasing along the Atlantic coast and in the […]

9 Years, Countless Gallons Spilled, No End in Sight

We here at SkyTruth actually look forward to the day when we can look at satellite images from the Gulf of Mexico and NOT see any human-caused oil slicks. Yesterday, unfortunately, was not that day. Quite the contrary, on yesterday’s MODIS Terra image we can plainly see another slick emanating from Taylor Energy’s site 23051. […]

Coal Exports: Are You Safe?

Think you’re safe from the effects of coal exports because you don’t live near a coal mine? How about railroad tracks? Chances are you either live near railroad tracks or travel next to or across railroad tracks to get from point A to point B in your daily travels.  According to this article from the […]

And the flaring continues off Nigeria…

Looks like flaring on offshore oil and gas platforms in Africa didn’t take a holiday this year. As you can see by this MODIS Aqua 7-2-1 image from  12/23/2012, there was lots and lots of flaring activity going on off the coast of Nigeria. MODIS Aqua 7-2-1 taken on 12/23/2012 showing multiple flaring incidents off […]

Flaring (?) Off Nigeria’s Coast

We’ve been routinely watching the coast of Nigeria for oil spills (like the recent ExxonMobil offshore pipeline spill that’s affected 20 miles of coastline) and other incidents.  Lately we’ve noticed what appears to be something burning far offshore, approximately 75 miles southwest of Brass on the Niger Delta. We went back as far as July […]

Meet Katie!

Katie Hoeck, SkyTruth Intern Katie Hoeck is SkyTruth’s newest intern. Katie is a senior at Shepherd University, majoring in mathematics and minoring in physics. She is a self-admitted 7 year senior, going through various changes in her major over the course of a few years. She started out as a biochemistry major, then switched to […]

Blast at Venezuela Oil Refinery

On Saturday, August 25, an explosion and fire at one of the world’s largest oil refineries, the Amuay on the coast of Venezuela killed 41 people and injured more than 150, according to the Washington Post.  While the actual cause has not yet been officially determined, officials have said that a gas leak led to […]