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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3300 on: October 08, 2019, 08:17:16 PM »
Ecuador's Government Flees Capital as Violent Protests Erupt in Wake of Fuel Price Hikes
https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/08/ecuador-moves-government-out-of-capital-as-violent-protests-rage

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, has said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil amid violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies.

Images from Quito showed protesters hurling petrol bombs and stones, ransacking and vandalising public buildings as well as clashing with the police in running battles late into the night.

“[This] is not a protest of social dissatisfaction faced with a government decision but the looting, vandalism and violence show there is an organised political motive to destabilise the government,” Moreno said in televised address on Monday, flanked by the vice-president, defence minister and military top brass.
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3301 on: October 08, 2019, 11:38:41 PM »
Mystery Oil Spills Blot More Than 130 Brazilian Beaches
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-mystery-oil-brazilian-beaches.html

... Tamar, a group dedicated to the protection of sea turtles, said the oil spill was "the worst environmental tragedy" it has encountered since its formation in 1980.

The patches of oil began appearing in early September and have now turned up along a 2,000 kilometer (1,200 mile) stretch of Atlantic coastline.

On Monday, Salles said after visiting the affected areas that more than 100 tonnes of oil (27,000 gal) have been removed from the beaches in the northeast.

State oil company Petrobras, which is taking part in the cleanup, said its analysis determined that the oil was neither produced nor marketed by the company.



Regardless of the source of the oil pollution, the government did not respond to the situation until last week.

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Wasn't the Bahamas missing ~75 million gallons of oil after Hurricane Dorian?
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3302 on: October 09, 2019, 03:19:07 AM »
'There Is Not a Climate Crisis': Trump Administration Spouts Brazen Bullshit to Justify Arctic Drilling
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...attorneys with the Sierra Club stumbled upon this tidbit:

“The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis). The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered.”

This text was included five times in this section of the final environmental impact statement in response to public comments legal group Trustees for Alaska submitted. All the All group’s comments revolved around the role drilling in the Alaskan refuge could have in making climate change worse.

This is the first time that the Sierra Club and its partners have identified the use of such blatant climate-denying language in an official federal environmental analysis. Government officials, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and even President Donald Trump, have said such things before, but an environmental impact statement is more than words. It’s the legal support for a project. ...
https://earther.gizmodo.com/there-is-not-a-climate-crisis-trump-administration-spo-1838444325/
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3303 on: October 09, 2019, 01:17:33 PM »
'There Is Not a Climate Crisis': Trump Administration Spouts Brazen Bullshit to Justify Arctic Drilling
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...attorneys with the Sierra Club stumbled upon this tidbit:

“The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis). The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered.”

This text was included five times in this section of the final environmental impact statement in response to public comments legal group Trustees for Alaska submitted. All the All group’s comments revolved around the role drilling in the Alaskan refuge could have in making climate change worse.

This is the first time that the Sierra Club and its partners have identified the use of such blatant climate-denying language in an official federal environmental analysis. Government officials, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and even President Donald Trump, have said such things before, but an environmental impact statement is more than words. It’s the legal support for a project. ...
https://earther.gizmodo.com/there-is-not-a-climate-crisis-trump-administration-spo-1838444325/

That might be what is required for a court to set aside the Government's impact statement by accepting the fact of climate change and its impact. There is precedent for such a judgement.

The reality or not of climate change might end up in the US Supreme Court.
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3304 on: October 09, 2019, 05:00:33 PM »
The Guardian reports on a major study into oil and gas companies' CO2 emissions since 1965.
35percent emitted by 20 companies and their products.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/revealed-20-firms-third-carbon-emissions

And they knew about climate damage by CO2 from c. 1960-1965.
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3305 on: October 09, 2019, 06:12:55 PM »
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Halliburton cuts 178 employees in Colorado: filing
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DENVER (Reuters) - Top U.S. hydraulic fracturing provider Halliburton this week said it would cut 178 employees in Colorado, according to a state filing.

The layoffs are concentrated in Mesa county in Western Colorado, according to a notice with Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment.

Earlier this year, Halliburton said it had cut its North American workforce by 8% as reduced customer spending prompted a slowdown in hydraulic fracturing activity.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-halliburton-layoffs/halliburton-cuts-178-employees-in-colorado-filing-idUSKBN1WO23P
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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3306 on: October 09, 2019, 07:26:14 PM »
The Guardian reports on a major study into oil and gas companies' CO2 emissions since 1965.
35percent emitted by 20 companies and their products.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/09/revealed-20-firms-third-carbon-emissions

And they knew about climate damage by CO2 from c. 1960-1965.
Well, if Chevron extracts the oil, and Facebook or Nike use it, who is the problem?

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Re: Oil and Gas Issues
« Reply #3307 on: October 11, 2019, 06:17:39 PM »
Secret Recordings Describe Extensive Bribery at Mexico’s Pemex
https://www.wsj.com/articles/secret-recordings-describe-extensive-bribery-at-mexicos-pemex-11570804717

MEXICO CITY—In 2017, Israeli private investigation company Black Cube secretly recorded senior officials at Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos describing widespread bribery and corruption at the state-run oil company.

The audio recordings are part of the evidence in a lawsuit filed last year against the Mexican government by a Mexican oil-field drilling company called Oro Negro.

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Iranian Tanker Burning Off Saudi Arabia In The Red Sea
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30350/iranian-tanker-burning-off-saudi-arabia-in-the-red-sea 
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