Petrotrin, Trinidad's state-owned oil company, is accusing an unknown party of causing at least two out of the 11 recent oil spills that occurred from a pipeline in mid-December, cloaking miles of beaches with crude.
Flooding and riverbed erosion has caused 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids to spill from pipelines into U.S. waterways over the last 20 years, but the U.S. won't increase protections.
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In early spring of this year, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation quietly approved a request from a Texas oil company to double the amount of crude oil and ethanol it ships through the Port of Albany down the Hudson River every year.