crude oil

pipeline protests

Pipeline protesters were acquitted of felony charges. But they’re not happy about it.

Had the trial moved forward, its outcome could have opened the door to a new legal defense for protesters.
Alex Lubben
10.10.18
energy

Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Expected to Advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

The president is slated to sign two executive actions Tuesday that will advance construction on the controversial pipelines, despite outcry from various environmental groups.
Lauren Messman
1.24.17
News

Inside the Movement to Stop the Oil Industry's 'Bomb Trains'

Activists say that carrying oil on trains leads to far too many explosions, derailments, and disasters.
Peter Moskowitz
5.29.16
News

Fort McMurray Residents Remain Displaced as Fire Pushes North

Estimates put the oil industry at a $770 million loss, and more evacuations have been ordered as the fire moves north.
Jake Kivanc
5.18.16
environment

In Photos: Shell's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

An undersea pipeline 90 miles off the Louisiana coast leaked roughly 90,000 gallons of oil last week — and, over the weekend, dozens of activists around the country were arrested during anti-fossil fuel protests.
VICE News and Reuters
5.16.16
News

The Damage Done by Canada's Massive Wildfire So Far

The fire, now over three times the size of Toronto, is still considered "out of control" by emergency officials.
Jake Kivanc
5.9.16
environment

Crude L.A.: California's Urban Oil Fields

VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
VICE News
4.27.16
environment

Crude L.A.: California's Urban Oil Fields (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
VICE News
4.21.16
Impact

How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment?

The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.
Peter Moskowitz
1.7.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Obama Has Officially Axed the Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

On Friday, the president said "shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security."
Helen Donahue
11.6.15
Photos

Why ‘Punk Archeologists’ Are Heading to North Dakota

Researchers are studying the "man camps" that sprang up after the oil boom as if they're part of an ancient dig site.
Kathleen Caulderwood
11.4.15
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