Colombia’s state-run oil company could face criminal charges over environmental disaster

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Mar 292018
 

The leak killed more than 2,500 animals and has polluted more than 20 miles of river. Locals have warned that the crude oil could still reach the Magdalena, Colombia’s largest river. Colombia’s environment authority announced today it will sanction the …

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Charges laid over helicopter pilot’s death in Antarctica – The Mercury

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Dec 212017
 

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Charges laid over helicopter pilot's death in Antarctica
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CRIMINAL charges have been laid against a federal government department and a helicopter company over the death of a pilot in Antarctica in 2016. The Department of the Environment and Energy and a helicopter contractor have been charged with breaching
Charges laid over Antarctica pilot's deathNEWS.com.au
David Wood death in Antarctica: government department, contractor …The Canberra Times
Charges laid over Antarctica pilot's death – 9News9news.com.au
The Australian
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State Sen. Carlos Uresti Appears in Court for Wire Fraud, Bribery Charges

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May 182017
 

Uresti and his two co-defendants in the fracking case, former FourWinds CEO Stanley Bates … Watts was indicted on charges he made up fake clients in lawsuits against BP following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He was acquitted last August.
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Demand Charges Dropped From Illinois Energy Bill

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Nov 242016
 

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Originally published on SolarWakeup. By Yann Brandt Senate Bill 2814, introduced during the regular session, came back during the latest special session with a new amendment, House Amendment 2. This amendment had multiple objectives but the primary one is a mechanism to keep two nuclear power plants in operation. The two plants, Clinton Power and [&hellip

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Even stiff fines no substitute for criminal charges in illegal dumping of fracking waste

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Nov 172016
 

Anyone thinking of illegally using Kentucky to dump radioactive fracking waste from other states will no doubt reconsider in light of fines announced this week by the Bevin administration. The state is seeking $ 5.3 million in penalties against the …
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Whoa, why no criminal charges in dumping of radioactive fracking waste?

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Jul 242016
 

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s decision not to pursue criminal charges in the illegal dumping of radioactive fracking sludge in a solid-waste landfill in Estill County is disappointing. Beshear did recommend pursuing civil damages and penalties “to …
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California Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline Faces Criminal Charges For Massive 2015 Crude Leak Near Santa Barbara

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May 182016
 

California prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the pipeline company responsible for the massive oil leak near Santa Barbara last year. A California grand jury indicted Plains All American Pipeline LP and one of its employees in connection with …
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California methane gas leak leads to criminal charges

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Feb 092016
 

The utility has to drill down 8,500 feet to plug its source with concrete, and the drilling must proceed slowly, in part so it doesn’t puncture adjacent pipes and spring new leaks. The leak, at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility outside Los …
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BP spill manslaughter charges dropped, one guilty of environmental crime

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Dec 032015
 

(Reuters) – Manslaughter charges were dropped against two former BP well site managers involved in the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster on Wednesday … to negligently causing the massive oil spill that resulted from the disaster,” Justice …
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BP engineer cleared of obstruction charges in US spill

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Nov 062015
 

A drilling engineer for British oil giant BP was cleared of obstructing justice during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, his lawyers said Friday. Kurt Mix, who worked on efforts to stop oil from gushing out of BP’s runaway well, was found guilty in 2013 …
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