An Iranian oil tanker collides with a Hong Kong-registered freighter and catches fire off China's east coast.
Officials, environmental groups and oil industry analysts say the state has solid regulatory and legal means to block new drilling off its coast.
Nebraska regulators are not allowed to consider pipeline safety in deciding whether to expand the project.
Some of the worst fears and dire predictions of opponents of the project may be coming true.
On the winter solstice, a Truthdig review of the year's environmental stories finds cause for hope in our poison-riddled world.
The governor of Montana has declared a state of emergency after 50,400 gallons of oil spilled Saturday from a pipeline into the longest undammed river in the United States.
More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents in 2013 than in the previous 37 years combined.
A ruptured pipeline last month spilled at least 20,000 barrels of crude oil that went undetected until a local farmer stumbled across it while harvesting wheat. Now experts say the spill estimate is a weak guess, and no one knows how much oil was lost. Either way, it’s among the largest in state history -- and a troubling sign of incompetence, or worse.
Halliburton's recent "punishment" after admitting that it destroyed evidence related to the 2010 BP oil spill is the very reason The Hill's Ronald Goldfarb says that the "legal fiction that corporations are entities that are distinct from the parties running them" makes for terrible public policy.
The American contractor that worked for BP on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig announced Thursday that it would plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 explosion that sparked the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.