Plains All American, the company responsible for the spill, said the fine would not damage the $17 billion company's bottom line.
Instead of one damaged wellhead, a mudslide would leave a tangled mess of pipes buried under a giant mass of sediments.
Besides the criminal trial that wrapped up on Friday, the state responded with increased regulation and opposition to new drilling.
A new study of brown pelicans after the Refugio oil spill in California shows how far oil rehabilitation techniques have come in the last few decades.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, staff writer Kate Wheeling and digital director Max Ufberg sit down with KCRW's Jonathan Bastian.
The Sanchi oil tanker is estimated to have been carrying 8,450 barrels of bunker fuel at the time of its collision.
A 2011 Nebraska law prevents the state's Public Service Commission from factoring pipeline safety and leaks into its decision.
A boat floats on polluted water on the coast of Salamis Island on September 13th, 2017, in Salamis, Greece.
Five years ago, a pipeline spilled a million gallons of tar sands crude into a Michigan river—and we’re still cleaning it up.
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, justice comes with an infuriating loophole.
A collection of on-the-ground pictures and observations from Pacific Standard's staff.
The Department of the Interior says there’s a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill in the Arctic—and it’s willing to take that chance.
Fear of unemployment leads places blighted by oil or coal to hold on all the tighter to those industries.