No evacuations were ordered, but firefighters asked nearby residents to shelter in place.
The blast at Husky Energy Inc injured at least 15 people.
Refineries don’t just pollute. They also kill and maim workers and threaten the public.
By investing in cleaner air today the nation will save not only on healthcare costs but we will surely save lives as well.
Black and Latino Neighborhoods Subjected to Higher Rates of Air Pollution and Cancer From Oil Refineries
The federal government has a responsibility to make sure that people are not adversely impacted by this nation's pollution because of their race.
Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.
It's Unacceptable That My Kids Have to Breathe Air Every Day That's Equivalent to Smoking a Half-Pack of Cigarettes
As a mother, I instinctively felt air this dirty could only be harmful to my two young daughters. I had the sensation I was locking my two daughters in a windowless room full of chain smokers.
Until 2014, the Obama Administration always supported raising the RFS, which mandates the amount of biofuels blended into our national fuel supply every year. But now the EPA is proposing keeping the 2013 standards through 2015. The big question here is why.
Oil refiners can learn from Europe as they try to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and other states, U.S. safety experts say. After a string of disasters, President Obama issued an executive order last August to improve chemical facility safety.
Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.
"I've never been one to speak out. I've always been quiet and stuff," said Espinosa, 22, who has lived all his life near
"The Keystone XL to me is more about symbols than statistics," he said. "The country is beginning to get ready to get off
Before rushing ahead to double oil sands production -- and sending billions more in de facto energy subsidies to U.S. refiners -- Canadians may be better off if producers figure out how to capture more value from what they're already digging out of the ground.