Environmental

Large Fire Reported At Valero Energy’s Port Arthur Refinery

Large fire reported at Valero Energy’s Port Arthur refinery The fire was reported around noon at the 335,000 barrels a day refinery Valero shutdown the refinery nearly three weeks ago in preparation for Hurricane Harvey It is unknown if the fire was caused by restarting the refinery or as a result from Harvey No injuries were reported but residents in ...

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Guess Who’s Attacking Unsuspecting Joggers in Kansas City

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Kansas City early birds, be wary of these early … owls. They’re attacking people. In the city. Leaving puncture wounds in the scalp of at least one unfortunate early morning runner — the hapless victim of a dive bomb fly-by carried out by a humungous owl — one with wings massive enough, a powerful “whoosh” was audible to the man ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Sue Greenpeace And Other Environmental Groups

Dakota Access Pipeline owners sue Greenpeace along with other environmental groups Earth First!, BankTrack, Red Warrior, along with other groups are named in the lawsuit Energy Transfer Partners claim the environmental groups as “eco-terrorists” that are using certain events for personal gain Resolute Forest Products filed a similar lawsuit against Greenpeace in May of 2016 The company behind the controversial ...

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President Trump’s Border Wall Threatens National Butterfly Center And The Rio Grande Valley

President Donald Trump’s “impenetrable” border wall threatens the National Butterfly Center and the Rio Grande Valley Director of the National Butterfly Center Marianna Treviño-Wright says she found workers clearing and cutting down trees on July 20 Concerns grow that the wall will disturb already-imperil animal migration at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge Mayor of Mission, Texas Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas claims the wall ...

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Longhorn Pipeline Spills 50,000 Gallons Of Oil In Bastrop County Texas

Longhorn Pipeline spilled 50,000 gallons of crude oil in Bastrop County, Texas early Thursday morning The spill occurred just before 9:00 am while a maintenance tasks were being performed Residents within a one-mile radius of the spill were evacuated and those within a two-mile radius were asked to stay in their homes The Longhorn Pipeline is owned by Magellan Midstream ...

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Memorandum Shows The Close Relationship Between DAPL And The Army Corps Of Engineers

A 91-page memorandum shows the close relationship between DAPL and the Army Corps of Engineers On Wednesday US District Court Judge James Boasburg’s decision was that the Corps did not consider environmental justice when approving the Dakota Access Pipeline The memorandum showed that DAPL worked with the Corps to create their Environmental Assessment It is not decided if the Dakota Access ...

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Victory In North Dakota After Prolific The Rapper Found Not Guilty

Water protectors in North Dakota celebrate a big victory after Prolific The Rapper was found not guilty on three charges involving his drone Aaron Sean Turgeon ‘Prolific The Rapper’ was arrested for allegedly flying his drone in close proximity of a Highway Patrol aircraft Turgeon was possibly facing up to 7-years in prison if found guilty Turgeon announced the not guilty ...

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Two More Oil Spills Discovered On The Dakota Access Pipeline That Occurred In March

Two more oil spills have been  discovered involving the Dakota Access Pipeline On March 3, 2017, the Dakota Access Pipeline spilled 84-gallons of oil On March 5, 2017, the Dakota Access Pipeline spilled 20-gallons of oil On April 4, 2017, the Dakota Access Pipeline spilled another 84-gallons of oil Earlier in the month, it was discovered that the controversial Dakota ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline Already Had A Small Leak In South Dakota In April

On April 4, 2017, the Dakota Access Pipeline had a small leak in South Dakota The pipeline leaked 84 gallons due to a mechanical leak Authorities say no public drinking water was contaminated In March the pipeline was vandalized in two different states Earlier this week it was discovered that the strongly opposed Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84-gallons of oil on ...

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