A pipeline was found to have spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto a wheat field and ruined parts of a nearby 1,800-acre farm, which belonged to farmer Steven Jensen.
Now, to make matters worse, the city is expected to get hit with another big storm in Typhoon Wipha's wake.
One of the most controversial issues here is maintaining the current moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia.
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.
In the latest incident of environmental poisoning caused by fracking, a wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania is spewing radioactive water into the local Blacklick Creek.
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 movement, called Fossil Free, features the motto, "It's wrong to profit from wrecking the climate."
The real debates are about whether climate change will be catastrophic within years or within decades, and about whether or not we have already passed crucial environmental tipping points.