Latest Environmental issues with petroleum Stories

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net Several private contractors from around the Tri-State have joined Marathon Oil Co. in efforts to contain and clean up a massive crude oil spill from a pipeline break in eastern Wayne County, Ill., on Sunday morning.

2008-08-14 09:00:39

FIRE crews were called to a fuel spill stretching almost a mile in Stockton. The spill - possibly gearbox or hydraulic oil - ran along Sheraton Street and Grangefield Road.

2008-08-13 15:00:29

By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net GOLDEN GATE, Ill. - A cross-country oil pipeline burst Sunday morning, spilling an estimated 5,000 barrels - more than 200,000 gallons - of crude oil across an eastern Wayne County, Ill., farm.

2008-08-11 03:00:25

By Bahr, Emilie It was an appearance about as unfortunately timed as they come.

2008-08-11 03:00:25

By Maloney, Stephen Andy Nyman is relieved.

2008-08-09 15:00:35

We have a history of having a "do-nothing" Congress when it comes to an energy policy for the country.

2008-08-08 12:00:24

Until I recently conducted an informal poll of my own, I did not realize how little John Q. Public knew about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's no wonder environmentalists have been so effective at blocking the development of ANWR oil fields.

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Aug.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Jessica Willis, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Aug. 5--BECKET -- Her story is the stuff of nightmares: Alone in her rambling farmhouse on a cold morning last October, Alberta Mahoney, 81, nearly blind, wanted to shake the chill.

2008-07-31 03:00:28

NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that has shut down 100 miles of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited effect on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.