Oil Spills

  • CoalPhoto of How Fossil Fuels are Used to Generate Electricity 

    How Fossil Fuels are Used to Generate Electricity 

    The world is constantly in need of electricity, as it drives human activities and keeps the world in motion. To cater to practically every need, every year we consume more than 24 PWh of electricity. That is 24,000,000,000,000,000 Wh/year (Longo, 2019). While 10.7 percent of this is comes from nuclear power, and 23.9 percent from renewable sources, fossil fuels are…

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  • CoalPhoto of The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    The Impact of Fossil Fuels on the Environment

    One thing that will remain true about human nature is the quest for development; and in this quest, as is seen through the ages, man will utilize as much as possible, all resources, natural and non-natural, physical and abstract, lasting and ephemeral. One particular set of resources in light of this is fossil fuels; particularly useful in the production of…

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  • CoalPhoto of Keystone Carries On

    Keystone Carries On

    TC Energy Corp finished repairs last month after spilling more than 383,000 gallons in North Dakota at the end of October 2019. That spill was the fourth spill in three years for the passionately-debated Keystone Pipeline. But, one corridor of the pipeline is holding strong. The city of Port Neches in Texas has just shown its support for the crude…

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  • PetroleumPhoto of Overhauling the Oil Pollution Act

    Overhauling the Oil Pollution Act

    In its current form, the OPA holds a tremendous amount of authority over corporations or parities that engage in unlawful pollution.

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  • PetroleumPhoto of The Uncertain Future of the Oil Pollution Act

    The Uncertain Future of the Oil Pollution Act

    President Bush signed the OPA into law just one year after the Exxon Valdez hit aground and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of Alaskan crude oil.

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