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Heiltsuk leaders seek justice on the global stage for a historic spill's fallout

Heiltsuk leaders seek justice on the global stage for a historic spill's fallout

Heiltsuk tribal leaders from coastal British Columbia have taken their grievances over Canada's inadequate spill response to an international forum, aiming to secure legal recognition for cultural losses.

Steph Kwetásel’wet Wood reports for The Narwhal.

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Chevron settles for a historic fine over California oil spills

In a landmark move, Chevron has agreed to pay $13 million in fines to California agencies for its oil spill incidents, marking a step towards addressing past environmental damages.

Janet Wilson reports for ProPublica and The Desert Sun.

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Shell to divest Nigerian onshore oil operations amid environmental concerns

Shell's proposal, if approved without restrictions by the Nigerian government, could limit the oil giant's liability for decades of environmental pollution.

Taiwo Adebayo reports for Associated Press.

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Severe cold leads to dozens of oilfield incidents in North Dakota

Extreme cold this past week has led to a blitz of spills and other incidents in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields.
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California oil companies face tougher enforcement under new law

California will soon have more authority to fine oil companies that cause major spills or other hazards. The measure steps up potential fines and allows criminal charges against companies that harm health, safety and the environment.

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The oil-soaked bird photo that shocked the world

On 20 April 2010, the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded. A photograph of an oil-soaked pelican came to epitomise the environmental disaster and helped galvanise the clean-up.
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Energy company evades oil clean up as spills continue to contaminate Colombian town

Oil spills have polluted an important wetland, led to a 90% loss in fish and contaminated farmland — sparking a legal backlash by fishers and farmers who say their livelihoods have been gravely impacted.