The Guardian: Alberta oil spills cause concern over Canada’s approval of tar sands project

Spillages creating toxic ponds harming forests, killing wildlife and contaminating ground water, campaigners say.   Campaigners have raised new concerns over controversial “tar sands” after it emerged a series of oil spills have occurred…

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Reuters: Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

(Reuters) – Halliburton Co has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday.   The government said the guilty plea is the third by a company over the spill, and requires the world’s second-largest oilfield services company to pay a maximum $200,000 statutory fine. Halliburton also…

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Detroit Free Press: Growing mounds of petroleum coke raise fears along Detroit River

Hulking, pitch-black mounds resembling coal have grown exponentially in the last week along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit, prompting concern about potential…

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