Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oil Drilling News


The Chaos Of Clean-Up (Earthjustice report)

"The report, The Chaos Of Clean-Up, was prepared in response to widespread public concern among Gulf Coast communities about the safety of chemicals, known as dispersants, that were poured into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse oil during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. This report presents findings from a literature review of scientific research on each of 57 chemical ingredients that are found in dispersants that were eligible for use at the time of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The ingredients and formulas for various dispersants on the market typically are not available, and it is not fully known which chemical ingredients among the 57 are found in which dispersant. The review demonstrates the wide range of potential impacts from exposure to the chemicals found in dispersants. From carcinogens, to endocrine disruptors, to chemicals that are toxic to aquatic organisms, some of the ingredients in oil dispersants are indeed potential hazards." 


Investigation Finds Shell Has Dreadful Safety Record in North Sea. Now It Wants to Drill in Arctic.


Company turning algae into fuel

Stanford Introduces New Solar Car (video)
Not exactly practical at this point, but pretty cool!