West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency after spill contaminates Elk River, "Only safe use is to flush or put out fire."
A new television ad began broadcasting on Sunday, and calls on President Obama to “do the right thing” to prevent climate change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
A major emissions event took place April 15, 2013 in the city of Port Arthur, Texas. But, the real problem is the steady, routine release of toxic chemicals that never makes the news.
"Telling someone when you're going to frack, where you're going to frack and what chemicals you will use, is like a murderer telling you he's going to shoot you on your front porch at noon tomorrow using an AK-47." "At the end of the day, you're still dead."
Last week marked the third anniversary of the largest inland oil spill in US history. On July 25th, 2010 a 41-year old Enbridge pipeline in Michigan tore open spewing over three million litres of diluted tar sands bitumen or dilbit from Alberta into the Kalamazoo River and the surrounding area.
Fifty-five people were arrested in Washington during a protest Friday against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which opponents contend would encourage exploitation of Canadian oil sands and contribute to environmentally damaging climate change.
Energy Information Agency (EIA) figures for April show the U.S. exported the second-highest monthly total of petcoke in the country's history and 2012 was the highest ever annual amount of U.S. petcoke exports. Further, Keystone XL is intricately tied into this new coal export market, as it will feed right into many key Gulf Coast petcoke refineries, as explained by the great Jan. 2013 report by Oil Change International.
Believe it or not, the precise route of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline remains shrouded in mystery.
Vera Scroggins, accompanied by The Environment TV, interviewed Ray, who has documented the changes in his well water since the gas industry began drilling in his hometown of Dimock, PA.
Watch: Van Jones: The 'Obama Pipeline'?
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