With $30 million in assets and $3 million in liabilities, Freedom Industries followed a tried and true coal industry tactic of declaring bankruptcy and moving assets to a new company.
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.
The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.
In what was a devastating end to 2013, on Dec. 30, just a mile outside Casselton, N.D., a train carrying oil collided with another train, producing a series of explosions that left 10 cars ablaze.
Continuing to prove that oil spills are the new normal, a pipeline in Smithville, Texas leaked about 17,000 gallons of crude on October 30.
The typhoon will bring hurricane-force winds, rain, and flooding to a city that is already enduring the now-global Fukushima disaster.
As fresh horrors in the global Fukushima disaster continue to unfold, nuclear plant workers are the latest victims.
More than two years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl and after more than two years of denial and cover-up, the Japanese government on Oct. 6, through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has requested global aid.
Tthe floods have left 10 dead and 200 still unaccounted for, destroyed at least 15,000 homes across 17 counties, damaged at least 11 oil and gas locations, and now the resultant leaks and spills threaten to become a brand new disaster.
The flooding caused the evacuation of 11,750 people; some of those evacuees are reportedly returning home now, only to find their houses destroyed, and in some instances, discovering foul polluted water.