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Aug 11 '14
Exxon Starts ‘Most Controversial Oil Rig in the World”
For the oil industry, business comes first. After years of preparation, on Saturday ExxonMobil began drilling a $700 million well in the Kara Sea in Russia’s Arctic. It is Russia’s most northerly well.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/

Exxon Starts ‘Most Controversial Oil Rig in the World”

For the oil industry, business comes first. After years of preparation, on Saturday ExxonMobil began drilling a $700 million well in the Kara Sea in Russia’s Arctic. It is Russia’s most northerly well.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/

Aug 5 '14
Groundbreaking Settlement Ends Uncontrolled Oil Leaks at Eight of Nation’s Biggest Dams
This settlement, between Columbia Riverkeeper and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, brings some of the nation’s biggest dams into compliance with the Clean Water Act.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/05/settlement-uncontrolled-oil-leaks-dams/

Groundbreaking Settlement Ends Uncontrolled Oil Leaks at Eight of Nation’s Biggest Dams

This settlement, between Columbia Riverkeeper and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, brings some of the nation’s biggest dams into compliance with the Clean Water Act.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/05/settlement-uncontrolled-oil-leaks-dams/

Jul 31 '14
How Oil & Gas Drilling Impacts the Endangered Greater Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken
We thought it might be helpful to dig a little deeper into the issue given the sensitivity of this species’ as well as the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) to habitat disturbance and the inevitable conflict between “energy independence” and the Endangered Species Act—the purpose of which “is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.”
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/oil-gas-drilling-greater-sage-grouse-lesser-prairie-chicken/

How Oil & Gas Drilling Impacts the Endangered Greater Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie-Chicken

We thought it might be helpful to dig a little deeper into the issue given the sensitivity of this species’ as well as the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) to habitat disturbance and the inevitable conflict between “energy independence” and the Endangered Species Act—the purpose of which “is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.”

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/oil-gas-drilling-greater-sage-grouse-lesser-prairie-chicken/

Jul 31 '14
Crude Gamble: Oil-by-Rail Threatens Safety of People and Planet in Pacific Northwest
With an estimated 9 million barrels of crude oil moving over rail lines in North America at any given moment, it’s no wonder that safety and environmental ramifications of oil-by-rail are top of mind for many.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/crude-gamble-oil-by-rail/

Crude Gamble: Oil-by-Rail Threatens Safety of People and Planet in Pacific Northwest

With an estimated 9 million barrels of crude oil moving over rail lines in North America at any given moment, it’s no wonder that safety and environmental ramifications of oil-by-rail are top of mind for many.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/31/crude-gamble-oil-by-rail/

Jul 29 '14
Life Size LEGO Figurines Descend on NYC to Save the Arctic
“We love LEGO, but this partnership with Shell has to end,” said Greenpeace USA Arctic campaign specialist Tyler Sanville. “By putting Shell’s name on its toys, LEGO is letting a cynical oil giant use the LEGO brand to get into millions of kids playrooms. It’s time for LEGO to stand up for the Arctic, and for kids, by ditching Shell for good.”
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/lego-figurines-descend-on-nyc-to-save-arctic-shell/

Life Size LEGO Figurines Descend on NYC to Save the Arctic

“We love LEGO, but this partnership with Shell has to end,” said Greenpeace USA Arctic campaign specialist Tyler Sanville. “By putting Shell’s name on its toys, LEGO is letting a cynical oil giant use the LEGO brand to get into millions of kids playrooms. It’s time for LEGO to stand up for the Arctic, and for kids, by ditching Shell for good.”

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/lego-figurines-descend-on-nyc-to-save-arctic-shell/

Jul 28 '14
3 Arrested Blockading Train Tracks Protesting Oil-By-Rail
The protestors were demanding an immediate end to the shipment of Bakken oil through Northwest communities, all new oil-by-rail terminals proposed for the Northwest and Clean Air Act violations by oil refineries.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/28/arrested-blockading-train-tracks-protest-oil-by-rail/

3 Arrested Blockading Train Tracks Protesting Oil-By-Rail

The protestors were demanding an immediate end to the shipment of Bakken oil through Northwest communities, all new oil-by-rail terminals proposed for the Northwest and Clean Air Act violations by oil refineries.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/28/arrested-blockading-train-tracks-protest-oil-by-rail/

Jul 25 '14
MSNBC Shows How Congress Members Use Ukraine Crisis as an Excuse to Push For More Oil Drilling
As jet shootings intensified the Ukraine crisis this week, some U.S. politicians took the opportunity to advocate for more oil drilling.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/24/msnbc-ukraine-oil-drilling/

MSNBC Shows How Congress Members Use Ukraine Crisis as an Excuse to Push For More Oil Drilling

As jet shootings intensified the Ukraine crisis this week, some U.S. politicians took the opportunity to advocate for more oil drilling.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/24/msnbc-ukraine-oil-drilling/

Jul 22 '14
Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will allow extensive seismic airgun testing off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic testing could cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystem, and pave the way for offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/21/seismic-airgun-testing-oil-gas-drilling/

Landmark Decision Approves Seismic Airgun Testing for Oil & Gas Drilling Off Atlantic Coast

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will allow extensive seismic airgun testing off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts. Seismic testing could cause major impacts to marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystem, and pave the way for offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/21/seismic-airgun-testing-oil-gas-drilling/

Jul 20 '14
U.S. Becomes Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia
Is President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy a success? Or a climate failure?
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/20/u-s-biggest-oil-producer-overtaking-saudi-arabia/

U.S. Becomes Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

Is President Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy a success? Or a climate failure?

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/20/u-s-biggest-oil-producer-overtaking-saudi-arabia/

Jul 11 '14
Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome
Greenpeace’s viral video LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. Greenpeace quickly transferred the film to Vimeo (see below). The video has reached more than 3 million views in less than three days.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/08/lego-shell-everything-is-not-awesome/

Viral Video: LEGO, Everything is Not Awesome

Greenpeace’s viral video LEGO: Everything is NOT Awesome has been suspended by YouTube, following a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. Greenpeace quickly transferred the film to Vimeo (see below). The video has reached more than 3 million views in less than three days.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/08/lego-shell-everything-is-not-awesome/