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Four Years After BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned

April 20, 2014 by Frances Beinecke

BP Oil Disaster and Lessons Unlearned

Four years ago this weekend, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and sending 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. I flew over the site after the blowout and was stunned by the vast reach of the oil and the enormous scale of the response effort.[read more]

Eight Steps for Safer Oil Trains Eyed by U.S. Officials

January 21, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

Due to the booming oil production in North Dakota, and the ramp-up of ethanol production, U.S. railways now are carrying an unprecedented volume of flammable liquid—and the majority of tank cars used are prone to be punctured in an accident, as safety investigators have been warning for 20 years.[read more]