Disasters

"Enviros Launch Ad Assault Against Oil Sands Pipeline Project"

"A coalition of 20 environmental groups took to the airwaves today in their escalating pushback against a $7 billion Canadian oil sands pipeline, launching a two-week ad campaign urging President Obama to 'prevent the next oil disaster' by rejecting a permit for the project."

Source: Greenwire, 12/01/2010

"DHS Panel on At-Risk Chemical Plants Is Stacked With Insiders"

"When the Department of Homeland Security wants advice on how to guard against terrorist attacks at chemical plants, it relies heavily on a special agency panel focused on the topic. There's just one problem, critics say: The committee is stacked with more than a dozen chemical corporation lobbyists and other industry representatives, who have worked to water down agency standards and oppose tougher security requirements."

Source: Wash Post, 11/30/2010

Chart Pulled from Spill Commission Counsel's Report Belies Conclusions

"The companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill made several risky decisions to save time -- and consequently money -- ahead of the disaster, according to a document that was pulled at the last minute from a presentation of the president's oil spill commission earlier this month."

Source: Greenwire, 11/24/2010

"Over 10,000 Ground Zero Plaintiffs Settle for $817 Million"

"Attorneys representing the 10,043 eligible plaintiffs who were injured by exposure to toxics while working in rescue, recovery and debris removal operations at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks confirmed today that they have met the 95 percent opt-in threshold required in their agreement with the City of New York and its contractors."

Source: ENS, 11/22/2010
January 31, 2011

DEADLINE: Metcalf Institute Fellowships/Science Seminar: Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster

Gain hands-on knowledge of oceanographic techniques in labs and on board the R/V Acadiana and discuss the latest research on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster with leading experts. The seminar, April 6-8, 2011, is tuition free and includes room and board. Deadline: January 31, 2011.

 

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