Galapagos Islands in State of Environmental Emergency

Galapagos Islands in State of Environmental Emergency

The famous Galapagos Islands and their unique biota are threatened by the dangerous chemical contents of a freighter that ran aground on the island of San Cristobal last week. Over 19,000 gallons of diesel fuel have been removed from the freighter, but that is still relatively small compared to the 1,000 tons of potential environmental […]

Los Angeles Streets Covered in 10,000 Gallons of Oil

Los Angeles Streets Covered in 10,000 Gallons of Oil

Approximately 10,000 gallons of oil covered the Los Angeles streets in West Glendale following a pipe burst. According to the city’s fire department, the crude oil coated a half-mile area. Fire department spokesman, James Moore, stated that in some areas the oil was knee deep. A selection of businesses, including a nightclub, were affected. The […]

Fracking Has Benefited Local Unions and Trade Workers

Fracking Has Benefited Local Unions and Trade Workers

Fracking has benefited local unions and trade workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. After years of watching nonunion workers take on fracking jobs in the oil and gas fields of the Utica Shale and Marcellus, unions have found jobs supporting the growing industry. During the early days of shale drilling, unions complained about the lack […]