Browsing the "petroleum" Tag

Exxon Commercial: This Rancid Sludge Won’t Spew Everywhere All by Itself

April 12th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Rachel Maddow highlighted a satirical commercial featuring Exxon that is especially funny, because the bizarre scenario that it depicts is actually strangely close to reality. Comedian Andy Cobb is presented as a spokesperson for the corporate oil giant's newest method of petroleum delivery, flooding your neighborhood streets and lawns directly with their viscous toxic crude


Enbridge Knew Tar Sands Pipeline was Damaged 5 Years Before Michigan Oil Spill

July 11th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Two years ago the worst onshore oil spill in United States history was caused in Michigan by a Canadian company named Enbridge. Over one million gallons of tar sands crude spewed out of a ruptured pipeline into the Kalamazoo River, and the attempted clean up has only just been completed, sort of. The NTSB has released a report analyzing the extreme negligence that led to this environmental disaster, and found that the company knew five years beforehand that this burst pipeline was sorely in need of repair, but did nothing to fix it


Salazar Says No New Arctic Oil Drilling

September 4th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has now stated that there will be no more oil drilling in the Arctic until much more is know about the many potential environmental problems that petroleum exploration may cause. Salazar has just completed a two day tour of Alaska, visited petroleum reserves sites and small towns. He discussed how much more complicated a massive oil spill response would be in the remote Arctic regions, as compared to the present clean up efforts for the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico


Why I will Engage in Non-Violent Direct Action against Big Oil

August 30th, 2010 | by Ryan Van Lenning

It will not be business-as-usual at the offices of BP, Chevron, and the Environmental Protection Agency Monday morning in San Francisco’s financial district. A rally, march, and acts of non-violent direct actions are planned by a coalition of a local organizations. I’m participating, and one of many willing to be arrested


New Oil Spill in Louisiana

July 28th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

As we first reported yesterday over at FailDrill, massive geysers of oil spewed into the air and ocean in Barataria


Oil’s Forgiven

July 27th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week Louisiana Judge Martin Feldman, who recently inexplicably overturned the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium, issued a statement flatly


Sanctuary City: Chemical Rain

June 24th, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

The entire Gulf Coast was slowly melting away. Ghost towns spread across the southern seashore, as the ceaseless oily rain, toxic fumes and crude sludge infested the water and soil, killing all life and making all of the coastline uninhabitable. Hurricane season had then exacerbated what was already a horrendous situation, spreading the chemical toxins fast and furious further inland. Billions of creatures perished. The whole southeastern seaboard had been turned into a polluted wasteland. Love Canal looked like a nature preserve compared to this annihilation and devastation. Millions of homeless oil spill refugees flooded into neighboring regions, in a desperate search for food, shelter and unpolluted water


Sanctuary City: Seas of Acid

June 22nd, 2010 | by Rhonda Winter

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of Sanctuary City, a fictional futuristic serial that appears regularly in Ecolocalizer. Read



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