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Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota – The New York Times

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Ms. McIntosh, the South Dakota environmental official, said that TransCanada employees and contractors were at the spill site and that soil cleanup workers were on the way. The state was overseeing the response.

Ms. McIntosh said that the leak was “a large release” of oil, but that “the location of this is not in a sensitive area.”

“They’ve got a response plan that they kicked in right away,” Ms. McIntosh said. “The area’s very rural, which is very positive. There’s no one nearby that is drinking any of the groundwater that may be impacted, so that’s less of an issue.”

Keystone Pipeline XL Spill – The New York Times

i.e.  The environment does not include the ecology. It does include primarily whatever is of use to capital interests and secondarily to what is exclusively human.  – DF

The Great Penguin Rescue

The Great Penguin Rescue tells the remarkable true story of the rescue of 40,000 penguins from the Treasure oil spill in South Africa.”

THE BOOK: THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue. THE AUTHOR:  Dyan deNapoli. Source: The Great Penguin Rescue

Disagreeing With President, Hillary Clinton Says She Opposes Drilling in Arctic Ocean – The New York Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at a town hall event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.Credit

John Locher/Associated Press

Disagreeing With President, Hillary Clinton Says She Opposes Drilling in Arctic Ocean – The New York Times.

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Turns Picturesque Coastline Into A Graveyard For Wildlife

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A California brown pelican and California sea lion fish in oil-contaminated water from an inland oil spill near Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Turns Picturesque Coastline Into A Graveyard For Wildlife.

 

Drilling to resume near 2010 BP oil spill site | AL.com

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Description from NASA (source): “NASA’s Terra Satellites Sees Spill on May 24 Sunlight illuminated the lingering oil slick off the Mississippi Delta on May 24, 2010. The Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image the same day. Oil smoothes the ocean surface, making the Sun’s reflection brighter near the centerline of the path of the satellite, and reducing the scattering of sunlight in other places. As a result, the oil slick is brighter than the surrounding water in some places (image center) and darker than the surrounding water in others (image lower right). The tip of the Mississippi Delta is surrounded by muddy water that appears light tan. Bright white ribbons of oil streak across this sediment-laden water. Tendrils of oil extend to the north and east of the main body of the slick. A small, dark plume along the edge of the slick, not far from the original location of the Deepwater Horizon rig, indicates a possible controlled burn of oil on the ocean surface. To the west of the bird’s-foot part of the delta, dark patches in the water may also be oil, but detecting a manmade oil slick in coastal areas can be even more complicated than detecting it in the open ocean. When oil slicks are visible in satellite images, it is because they have changed how the water reflects light, either by making the Sun’s reflection brighter or by dampening the scattering of sunlight, which makes the oily area darker. In coastal areas, however, similar changes in reflectivity can occur from differences in salinity (fresh versus salt water) and from naturally produced oils from plants. Michon Scott NASA’s Earth Observatory NASA Goddard Space Flight Center” – WIKIPEDIA

Drilling to resume near 2010 BP oil spill site | AL.com.

BP Oil Spill Is Much Worse Than People Think, Scientists Say | ThinkProgress

 

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Marine reef ecologist Scott Porter holds coral samples he removed from an oil rig in waters, Monday, June 7, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La.

BP Oil Spill Is Much Worse Than People Think, Scientists Say | ThinkProgress.