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September 10, 2021

By Mike Schuler

A Coast Guard Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts an overflight of the Mississippi River for potential pollution threats and environmental impacts from Hurricane Ida Sept. 3, 2021 in Luling, Louisiana. U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Continues Effort to Re-Open Waterways Impacted by Hurricane Ida

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The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to respond to impacts to waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana nearly two weeks post-Hurricane Ida.

The Coast Guard is working in partnership with with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) in continuing efforts to re-open waterways impacted by the storm in the areas of Bayou Lafourche, Houma Navigation Canal and portions of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Obstructions to the affected waterways are being identified and removed to restore the area to pre-storm conditions.

To date as of Thursday, the Coast Guard reported 25 obstructions comprised primarily of fishing vessels, crew vessels, and offshore supply vessels identified in the Bayou Lafourche channel. Additionally, 30 submerged targets have been identified in the Houma Navigation Canal. Fifteen of those targets in the Houma Navigation Canal have been cleared or removed. ... ...

As of Thursday, the Coast Guard had assessed 1,539 reports of pollution, including:

► 694 reports that have been closed or transferred to appropriate jurisdictions,

► 197 reports where the reports were unverified as there was no remaining evidence of pollution on-site,

► 564 reports where the Coast Guard is actively supervising the mitigation efforts that are being carried out by responsible parties,

► 84 reports that are under investigation by the Coast Guard.

📢 Anyone who sees pollution is encouraged to contact the NRC at 1-800-424-8802.

Full article:
https://gcaptain.com/coast-guard-continues-effort-to-re-open-waterways-impacted-by-hurricane-ida/
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Climate TRACE Lifts The Veil On Oil & Gas Emissions
« Reply #856 on: September 20, 2021, 06:19:29 pm »
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September 19, 2021

Courtesy of By Deborah Gordon & Frances Reuland



Climate TRACE Lifts The Veil On 🦖 Oil & 🦕 Gas Emissions

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When it comes to climate, oil and gas are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The production and refining processes for oil and gas account for about one-tenth of human-made greenhouse gases (GHGs), making the sector one of the world’s largest emitters. But it is far less clear where in the world these emissions actually come from, which parts of the supply chain are responsible for them, and how much they shift over time. This climate-critical sector has historically been too opaque, making it difficult to create credible climate pledges and nearly impossible to take immediate and meaningful action to mitigate emissions.

However, with today’s launch of Climate TRACE, we are a step closer to having clearer answers about the origins and amounts of GHGs in the atmosphere. Climate TRACE is the world’s first comprehensive accounting of global GHGs based primarily on direct, independent observation. It was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best inventions of 2020 and now, we are excited to share why.

Driven by satellites, remote sensing, and advanced applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Climate TRACE identifies when and where greenhouse gases are emitted. This enables leaders to pinpoint and prioritize specific decarbonization efforts to yield the greatest reductions. This level of focus is critical, as we have just nine years to halve emissions and stay on track to hold global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Informing Effective Climate Action

Read more:
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/19/climate-trace-lifts-the-veil-on-oil-gas-emissions/

And now a word from the Fossil Fuel "Industry":


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September 23, 2021

WHO Halves Acceptable PM2.5 Standard

The World Health Organization released new air quality guidelines on Wednesday, aiming to reduce, from more than 7 million, the number of people who die prematurely each year thanks to particulate matter from pollution. Fine particulate matter, or PM2.5, comes from burning fossil fuels, wildfires, and agriculture, and can get embedded into the lungs when inhaled and lead to a number of health complications including asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, and other respiratory illnesses.


The new targets halve the recommended maximum average annual concentrations of fine particulate matter to no higher than 5 micrograms per cubic meter, half the 10 µg/m3 recommendation established in 2005.

Much of the world already fails to meet the previously recommended PM2.5 levels: According to WHO, more than 90% of the world’s population lives in conditions that don’t meet the 2005 standard.

Observers noted that nations’ ability to achieve improvements in air quality in line with the new health guidance will go hand-in-hand with the commitments coming out of the upcoming global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

  The world has “to stop burning fossil fuels,” said Susan Anenberg, associate professor of environmental and occupational health and global health at George Washington University. “What the world decides to do about climate change in the coming weeks will have major impacts on whether or not we’re able to follow a guideline like that.” (AP, CNN, Reuters, Bloomberg $)

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October 3, 2021 by Mike Schuler

Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., October 1, 2021. REUTERS/ Alan Devall

Everything We Know About the Southern California Oil Spill Right Now

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A unified command consisting of 🦖 Beta Offshore Amplify Energy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (CDFW-OSPR) is responding to the oil spill first reported Saturday approximately 3 miles off the coast of Newport Beach, California, near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The National Transportation Safety Board says it is now investigating the matter.

Here’s what we know so far.

The Coast Guard received an initial report of an oil sheen off the coast of Newport Beach Saturday at approximately 9:10 a.m. The size of the spill was initially reported to be 13 square miles.

The Coast Guard and Huntington Beach Police Department have dispatched aircraft to access the situation.

CDFW-OSPR is monitoring for oiled wildlife. Members of the public who encounter oiled wildlife, do not approach, rather call the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at 1-877-823-6926.

Members of the public are also asked to avoid any oiled areas, as oil spill response contractors are working to clean up. Public volunteers are not needed and could actually hinder response efforts, and the Unified Command is requesting that members of the public stay away from the area altogether. The cause of the spill, volume and type of oil are under investigation, according to the Unified Command.

However, the City of Huntington Beach, located just north of Newport Beach, has reported the spill at 126,000 gallons and has blamed a broken pipeline belonging to 🦖 Beta Offshore, which would be confirmed by the company’s involvement in the Unified Command. The City of Huntington Beach issued a statement Sunday, reading in part:

“Approx. 126,000 gallons of oil leaked from a broken pipeline and are entering HB beaches and wetlands :( >:(. Beta Offshore is responsible for the spill and is working with the Incident Management Team on repairs and cleanup efforts. The City will work to ensure the responsible parties do everything possible to rectify this environmental disaster…. Our ocean and shorelines are closed indefinitely, FROM SEAPOINT TO THE SANTA ANA RIVER JETTY. Please do not enter the shoreline or water…Protecting our wetlands is one of our highest priorities. The City has deployed over 2,000 feet of protective booms at 7 locations. However, we are seeing oiled wildlife wash ashore.”

The City has also cancelled the Pacific Airshow scheduled for Sunday, a major event for the area.

The map below was shared Sunday by the City of Huntington Beach and shows approximately size and location of the spill:

Map published by City of Huntington Beach

🦖 Beta Offshore, a subsidiary of Amplify Energy (NYSE: AMPY), proclaims to be “one of the largest 😈 oil producers in Southern California. We operate three offshore platforms in the Beta Field, located 12 miles south of Long Beach.” Those three platforms are named Ellen, Eureka and Elly. Platform Elly is a processing platform for both production platforms Ellen and Eureka, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environment.

According to Amplify’s website, “The Beta properties also include the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Company, which owns and operates a 16- inch diameter oil pipeline [on the seabed] that extends approximately 17.5 miles from one of the Beta platforms to the Beta pump station located onshore at the Port of Long Beach, California, and an onshore tankage and metering facility.” Amplify lists Beta’s production as 3.6 thousand barrels of oil per day on average in Q2 2021.

Here’s where it gets a little interesting… 👀

The location of the spill, 3 miles off Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, also happens to be just south of where there were more than 82 ships anchored and awaiting to enter the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Friday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.

Credit: Marine Exchange of Southern California

The southernmost anchorage, the Huntington Beach Contingency Anchorage, was occupied with 8 containerships and 2 🦕 tankers as of last Wednesday, the Marine Exchange of Southern California reported on Sep. 29. It’s likely this anchorage has remained full.

AIS screenshot as of 3:38 PM PT, Sunday, October 3, 2021. Image courtesy MarineTraffic.com
Did an anchor strike cause the pipeline leak reported as the source of a major oil spill afflicting Huntington Beach this weekend?
Full article with Updates:
https://gcaptain.com/everything-we-know-about-the-southern-california-oil-spill-right-now/

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October  12, 2021


The photos and videos coming out of the Huntington Beach oil spill are deeply disturbing. So far, more than 140,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the ocean. Dying and dead fish, birds—including pelicans—have been found coated in oil. People have been advised not to eat the fish and to stay out of the oily surf rolling onto our beloved beaches. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Orange County.

The oil spill in Southern California is just the latest disaster to prove that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous for marine wildlife and crippling to our coastal communities, economies and climate goals.

If you think enough is enough—join us in taking action today!

The evidence is clear—offshore oil and gas development is a dangerous and risky business with far-reaching consequences for our ocean and the planet. We must prevent any new offshore oil and gas activity and accelerate a just and equitable transition to clean energy alternatives. Taking this bold step could prevent future offshore oil disasters and would be a vital step toward addressing the climate crisis. This recent catastrophe shows we don’t have a moment to waste.

Take two minutes out of your busy day to tell Congress to end new offshore oil and gas drilling and accelerate a just and equitable transition to clean energy alternatives in the Build Back Better Act.

Devastating oil disasters occur in an instant—but the damaging effects are long-lasting. The BP Deepwater Horizon experience taught us that when toxic oil is released at the bottom of the ocean, as happened here, it can impact the entire ocean ecosystem, from seafloor habitats to coastal wetlands. A decade after Deepwater Horizon and 30 years after Exxon Valdez, ecological impacts from these spills continue.

Right now, Congress is debating the Build Back Better Act. If passed, this legislation would be the most significant climate action in U.S. history and currently includes provisions that would end new oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, Congress is considering provisions that would end fossil fuel subsidies. We need ambitious action from Congress to address climate change and protect the ocean.

Congress needs to hear from YOU. Tell your representatives to support climate action in the Build Back Better Act, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and protect our ocean and communities before it is too late.

TAKE ACTION

For our ocean,

George Leonard, PhD
Chief Scientist
Ocean Conservancy
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October 13, 2021 By Mike Schuler

AIS screenshot as of 3:38 PM PT, Sunday, October 3, 2021. Image courtesy MarineTraffic.com

"So our question to Rep. Steel is this: where should they all go?"

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