Tag: pipelines

Plains All American, Refugio Oil Spill, Santa Barbara
Energy, Tar Sands

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Spreading: Big Oil Plans for More Tar Sands

The most recent oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast that has decimated wildlife and soiled California beaches with tar over a 350-mile area has been an unmitigated disaster. It illustrates weaknesses in basic safety measures for pipelines and crude by rail, as well as risks associated with industry plans to expand tar sands and other extreme drilling infrastructure on the West Coast.

Environmental Issues, International Issues

Australia’s Wild Kimberley Fights Industrialization

Traditional Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr land custodians from the Kimberley, Western Australia, voiced concerns about the proposed $30 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Walmadan or James Price Point. They say turning their coast into a gas hub will have devastating impacts on wildlife and nearby communities. The project was canceled due to rising costs.