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Hurricane Harvey-Caused Oil, Chemical Spills Dwarfed by Katrina’s

More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters …

Oil And Gas Spills Down in Colorado During Drilling Slowdown

Spills related to oil and gas development in Colorado are down for the second straight year amid a slowdown in drilling. The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday that an analysis of state data by the conservation group Center for Western Priorities …

Iowa Rail Safety Study: Dubuque County Vulnerable for Another Spill

A recent Iowa rail safety study says Dubuque County remains vulnerable to crude oil or biofuels spills more than a year after several railcars carrying ethanol derailed along the Mississippi River. The state’s Department of Transportation and Homeland Security and …

New Hampshire’s Attorney General Sues Shell Oil for $2.4M Cleanup Costs

New Hampshire’s attorney general is suing Shell Oil Co. seeking reimbursement of $2.4 million in cleanup costs, saying the company did not disclose that it had insurance coverage for those costs. Attorney General Joseph Foster says Shell owned or operated …

Michigan Oil Spill Cleanup May Cost $700M

A pipeline company is increasing its estimate of the cleanup cost of last year’s more than 800,000 gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Enbridge said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that cleanup …

Arctic Nations Step up Cooperation on Safety, Oil Spills

Arctic nations agreed on Thursday to improve cooperation including on preventing oil spills as a thaw of ice and snow opens access to the remote region’s rich mineral and petroleum resources. The Arctic Council, comprising eight countries that surround the …