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Fox's Phony Outrage Over The EPA Mine Spill Likens The Accident To The Deepwater Horizon Disaster They Vigorously Defended

Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:16 Written by
STEVE DOOCY: The EPA has no problem laying down huge fines and demonizing private businesses for causing environmental mishaps, after all, remember the BP oil spill? Oh, yeah. EPA fined them $5.5 billion dollars for the Deep Water Horizon disaster but what if the EPA causes its own disaster, let's say by releasing millions of gallons of goldmine waste into a river. Who is going to police them? Well, it has happened out in Colorado.…
Who Will Protect Against the Protectors?
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:25 Written by
When a cow passes gas, the Environmental Protection Agency declares war, but when the EPA “accidentally” dumps three million gallons of toxic sludge into a U.S. river, the agency seems to think an apology will suffice. Last week, while inspecting the abandoned Gold King Mine in Durango, Colorado, an EPA contractor breached a retaining wall, spilling a deadly concoction of lead, arsenic, copper, mercury, etc. — at a rate of about 700 gallons per minute…
After 17 Years, Texas Poised to Resolve Oil Spill
Thursday, 13 August 2015 06:12 Written by
EnlargeReference MaterialAgreement: USA and Texas v. Koch Pipeline CompanyPDF (1.8 MB)downloadComplaint: USA and Texas v. Koch Pipeline CompanyPDF (792.4 KB)download In the time it has taken the state and federal governments to penalize a Koch Industries affiliate for a South Texas oil spill, 17 different quarterbacks started games for the Dallas Cowboys, including the team’s current head coach. Now, however, Koch Pipeline Company is finally poised to pay up for spilling nearly 24,700 gallons of…
World experts team up to prepare for oil spill response
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 22:50 Written by
A little blue penguin being washed after the Rena oil spill Representatives from regional councils across New Zealand are now wiser when it comes to dealing with wildlife affected by oil, thanks to a training and preparation workshop run by Massey University’s Wildbase oiled wildlife response team. Representatives from regional councils across New Zealand are now wiser when it comes to dealing with wildlife affected by oil, thanks to a training and preparation workshop run…
EPA works to combat growing anger after spill
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:58 Written by
The Obama administration was scrambling Wednesday to manage growing anger over a government-caused spill on the Animas River in Colorado, announcing investigations into the incident while declaring contaminant levels in the water had returned to pre-accident levels. Related Kasich says he's a conservative...Carter says he has cancer and it has...Will Clinton's scandal playbook save.
EPA Halts Field Work at Mines After Toxic Spill
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:51 Written by
The Environmental Protection Agency suspended investigative field work at mine sites nationwide Wednesday, a week after one of its contractors doing such work caused a breach at a Colorado gold mine that sent a surge of toxic sludge into a major southwestern river system. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who traveled to the affected region Wednesday, said in a directive that the agency is instructing its regions to cease field...
EPA Halts Field Work at Mine Sites After Toxic Spill
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 18:43 Written by
The Environmental Protection Agency suspended investigative field work at mine sites nationwide Wednesday, a week after one of its contractors doing such work caused a breach at a Colorado gold mine that sent a surge of toxic sludge into a major southwestern river system. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who traveled to the affected region Wednesday, said in a directive that the agency is instructing its regions to cease field...
BP Cash Creates Oil-Spill Archive Larger Than All U.S. Libraries
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:31 Written by
Oil wasn’t the only thing that gushed after a well operated by BP Plc exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. There was also a fountain of research. In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig disaster, a scientific renaissance has blossomed in the Gulf, with thousands of researchers studying everything from crude-tolerant jellyfish to the thermodynamics of oil dispersion to alligator stem cells. Now, from a gleaming building overlooking the turquoise Corpus Christi…
Jackson County receiving oil settlements
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:03 Written by
Jackson County's government and school entities are receiving their checks from the recently announced BP settlements. Attorney Robert Wilkinson told The Mississippi Press the checks, totaling more than $11.5 million, began coming in Friday and are being delivered to the various entities the week. The local settlements are independent of the state's $1.5 billion settlement with BP and were based on a formula which calculated property and sales tax losses in the wake of the…
Oyster hatchery built with $3M from BP settlement opens
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:53 Written by
The 7,000-square-foot concrete building, designed to withstand 140-mph winds, is raised 20 feet above sea level and will more than double production of the larvae used to seed oyster grounds, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The building's recirculating water system allows year-round production, boosting the number of larvae from about 400 million a year to as many as 1 billion a year, department spokeswoman Ashley Roth said in an email Wednesday.…

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