It’s been two days since a collision in the Houston Ship Channel dumped as many as 170,000 gallons of oil from a barge into the water along the Gulf Coast. Monday workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is considering restricting water supplies to Gulf Coast bays, estuaries and rice farmers for the third straight year.
TransCanada Corp. began injecting crude oil into the 485-mile, 36-inch pipeline in early December. Spokesman Davis Sheremata says the process involves injecting about three million barrels of oil into the system at Cushing and moving it to the Houston area.
State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast.
Texas could become the first Gulf Coast state to enact a ban, which protects shark species. Tens of millions of sharks are killed each year to supply the wasteful demand for shark fin soup.
The Gulf coast appears healthy three years after the nation’s worst oil spill, but scientists and environmentalists are worried that problems may lurk below the surface.
A judge approved an agreement for BP to plead guilty and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company’s role in the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement.
A settlement between the Justice Department and Transocean will pump dollars into projects designed to help the Gulf Coast recover from the nation’s largest offshore oil spill.
Actress Daryl Hannah was arrested in Texas on Thursday, along with a 78-year-old landowner, as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude to the Gulf Coast.
Isaac has weakened to a tropical depression after drenching southeast Louisiana, causing floods. a tropical depression has top sustained winds of less then 39 mph.
A Dallas company is helping eliminate the problems of human waste after Hurricane Isaac.