oil spills

Alabama oil train disaster met with official neglect

January 21, 2014 - Incidents including a train derailment that led to a major crude spill near Aliceville, Ala. have federal regulators talking about improving oil train safety. But regulators also need to address the need for better cleanup efforts in places like Aliceville, where spilled oil continues to contaminate wetlands two months later.

Lawsuit seeks withheld information about leaking Gulf oil wells

March 7, 2013 - Clean water advocates have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Coast Guard over its refusal to release public records about a chronic leak from Taylor Energy oil wells off the Louisiana coast. Caused by an underwater mudslide during Hurricane Ivan, the spill has been fouling Gulf waters since 2004.