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Here is a map showing the oil platforms across the U.S. Gulf Coast 2010Source: Ecosquared blog.
Here is a map showing the oil platforms across the U.S. Gulf Coast 2010
Source: Ecosquared blog.

A directory of information relating to the ecological impact of oil.

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Remedies

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Ecological Impact

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    New Oil Spill 100 By 10 Miles Reported in Gulf of Mexico - The U.S. Coast Guard is currently investigating reports of a potentially massive oil sheen about 20 miles away from the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion last April. The Coast Guard said that it received a report of a three-mile-long rainbow sheen off the Louisiana coast at around 9:30 a.m. local time on March 26. (ZeroHedge; March 19, 2011) (Update; TheWeek; March 24)

Gulf Oil Gusher

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  • Oil > Ecological Impact > Gulf Oil Disaster > Poisonous >
    Scientist Confirms Gulf "Oil Rain" Is Real - Leifer thinks this oil rain is an unprecedented oil spill phenomenon - a combination of the Gulf's high humidity and the columns of thick smoke from burning oil. "...They showed up as if they had almost a millimeter of oil in the cloud.. and ... when they reach land - would in fact rain oil. Air sampling that was conducted both on a boat and by NOAA in the atmosphere showed that this plume contained numerous toxic components." (BeforeItsNews; February 1, 2011)

Fracking Poisons Water and Air

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Other Impact Situations

  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    27,000 Abandoned Gulf Oil Wells May Be Leaking - More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one - not industry, not government - is checking to see if they are leaking, an Associated Press investigation shows. (CBS News; July 7, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    UK firm Octel bribed Iraqis to keep buying toxic fuel additive - The company admitted that in a deliberate policy to maximize profits, they bribed officials in Iraq and Indonesia with millions of dollars to carry on using tetra ethyl lead (TEL), despite its health hazards, is banned from cars in western countries because of links with brain damage to children. (Guardian; UK; June 30, 2010)
  • Oil > Ecological Impact >
    Nigeria's agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill -- ignored by the US and Europe - With 606 oilfields, the Niger delta supplies 40% of all the crude the United States imports and is the world capital of oil pollution. More oil is spilled from the delta's network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico. (Guardian; UK; May 30, 2010)
  • The Costly Compromises of Oil From Sand - The oil that is extracted from Canadian dirt is being portrayed as saving America from energy dependence on the unstable Middle East, or an environmental catastrophe in the making — depending on the perspective. (Energy Tribune; Jan. 10, 2009)
  • Indonesian Tsunami Possibly Tripped by Exxon-Mobil Works - Exxon-Mobil's one cubic mile of natural gas extracted every four years at epicenter Aceh facility presents a smoking gun for man-made factor in 9.0 earthquake with accompanying tsunami that killed more than 225,000 people. (PESN; Jan. 24, 2005)
  • Shell Oil May Have Spurred Gulf Quake - Extraction of oil, gas, and brines can trigger earth movements. The epicenter of the 5.2 earthquake on Feb. 10 coincides with Shell Oil's Brutus field. Could the Gulf Coast be priming for an Aceh-like tsunami? (PESN; Feb. 15, 2006)
  • Alberta Oil & Gas Collateral Damage: She Can Light Her Water on Fire - Jessica Ernst lives east of Calgary. EnCana, a big oil & gas company, is operating close to her house and "fraced" the underground aquifer where area landowners get their water. Tests on her water revealed high levels of methane, ethane and several other fossil fuels. It also showed signs of heavy hydrocarbons, like the ones used in drilling fluids. (TreeHugger; July 15, 2008)
  • On Oil Extraction and Earth Wobble - Inventor Robert L. Cook compares the earth's recent seismic flurry to an out-of-balance washing machine, due to the un-equal vast volume of oil extracted. (Cook Inertial Propulsion; March 16, 2005)
  • Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water: Perchlorate Pollution Spreading Nationwide - Drinking water for more than 20 million Americans is contaminated with a toxic legacy of the Cold War: A chemical that interferes with normal thyroid function, may cause cancer and persists indefinitely in the environment, but is currently unregulated by state or federal authorities. (Environmental Working Group)
  • Wilma Probably a Sleeper Where Oil is Concerned - While it will stir other problems, there are no significant oil platforms at risk -- unless it veers left into the Yucatan. Alt energy would free us from fretting so much. (PESN; Oct. 18, 2005)
  • Gulf Oil Disruption Likely to Cripple U.S. and World Economy - The damage done to the Gulf oil and gas infrastructure is tremendous. Gas is in short supply in the region, further hampering restorative efforts. Snowball effect of this aorta of U.S. commerce is likely to be felt worldwide. Long overdue time to look at alternatives to oil. (PESN; Sept. 2, 2005)
  • Gulf Oil Disruption Likely to Cripple U.S. and World Economy - The damage done to the Gulf oil and gas infrastructure is tremendous. Gas is in short supply in the region, further hampering restorative efforts. Snowball effect of this aorta of U.S. commerce is likely to be felt worldwide. Long overdue time to look at alternatives to oil. (PESN; Sept. 2, 2005)
  • Rita Headed for Houston- Could Take Out Key Remaining Refineries - The biggest remaining part of our oil refineries and offshore and near shore recovery of oil and gas is now in the bull’s eye. This could take the USA well below the capacity of the EU and others to even ship us supplies. (PESN; Sept. 20, 2005)
  • Decades of Hurricanes Threaten US Offshore Oil - Oil companies in the United States are pinning the hopes of the nation's energy future on big oil finds in offshore waters even as scientists predict the Atlantic will spawn more powerful hurricanes through the next two to three decades. (Reuters; July 7, 2005)
  • Unfeasibility of Rebuilding New Orleans - The river is moving away from the city. The city is sinking because of its weight, because no upbuilding by new muck for many decades, because of being cut off from the fresh water, because it is sliding off a cliff (the Continental Shelf), and because the Oil and Gas Industry is extracting oil out from under it. It is a city that for all intents and purposes is now Sea domain. Spend the money on developing alternative energy solutions instead. (PESN; Sept. 23, 2005)
  • Oil-Dependence Predicts Famine - Food production need not depend on fertilizer derived from natural gas. Natural sourced minerals are a valid alternative, but strong political action is necessary to reclaim lost rights to save genetically-unmodified seed. (PESN; Sept. 12, 2005)

See also

OIL FOOTER

OIL POLLUTION

OIL REMEDIES

FOSSIL-BASED OIL REPLACEMENTS

SPECIFIC COMPANIES

OIL 'SCARCITY'

OTHER RESOURCES

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