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Oil Drillers Circle Wagons As Their Failure Continues

Chemical dispersal agents sprayed on the Timor Sea oil spill have not been effective in preventing the spill from making landfall and causing environmental damage. The number of Indonesian islands known to be suffering from contamination now include Rote, Sumba, Tote Ndao, Landu and Ndana. [...]

Oil Spill Repair Delayed Yet Again

In spite of the tremendous mess that PTTEP has made out of the Timor Sea with its technical incompetence already, the company was able to purchase yet more drilling rights in the Timor Sea just yesterday. [...]

Indonesian Harvest Ruined By Oil Spill

Who’s going to help the Rote Islanders, now that offshore drilling has ruined their economy? Who’s going to help Americans when offshore drilling causes oil spills close to their shores? [...]

Incompetent Offshore Drilling Delays Fix Of Oil Spill Yet Again

Oil drilling companies lack the competent control of their equipment that would be required to keep our seas and shores protected from massive oil spills of the sort now spewing out of control in the Timor Sea. [...]

Emaciated Dolphins Suggest Ecological Disaster In Timor Sea Oil Spill

In spite of its responsibility for the Timor Sea oil spill, and its inability to stop the spill from continuing in spite of three attempts with its most advanced technology, PTTEP Australasia was just awarded the right to drill in several new locations in Australian waters. The company now has Australian government permission to conduct just the same sort of operations that led to the Timor Sea spill in the first place. [...]

Effort To End Timor Sea Oil Spill Delayed

It turns out that the results of only one of many tests of marine life were publicly released. The one report that was released was based only on tests of four fish collected from the thousands of square miles of oil covered waters. Furthermore, those four fish were frozen before testing, which made it impossible to perform the most reliable test of oil contamination. [...]

Oil Spill in Timor Sea Disaster Could Be Much More Than Claimed

The Australian government had been accepting PTTEP claims about the extent of the Timor Sea oil spill without critically examining them, even though experts at Geoscience Australia, a government agency, indicate that the oil spill could be five times as large as the PTTEP estimate. [...]

More Oil Spills Along USA Coastline

Just 40 miles from Galveston, an oil tanker collided this morning with another ship running supplies to an offshore drilling platform. [...]

Shell Oil Gains New Drilling In Alaska As It Evades Cleanup In Africa

The United Nations Environmental Program is being forced to pick up the bill for the mess left behind by Shell Oil’s profiteering in Nigeria. Will the company try to do the same when its new Alaskan drilling operations spill oil into Arctic waters? [...]

Inept Oil Drilling Company Botches 3rd Try To Stop Massive Spill

The third attempt to fix the huge oil leak in the Timor Sea has failed. PTTEP Australasia won’t be able to even begin a fourth try until four days from now. [...]

Sea Turtle Settlement

The new agreement on a decision about loggerheads and leatherbacks is progress, but it’s worth remembering that the Bush Administration frequently broke such agreements. If the Obama Administration does the same, all that the Center for Biological Diversity can do is to file suit again. [...]