“The industry has received scrutiny for how it disposes of undrinkable water produced during oil drilling. … In many instances, that water is provided to agriculture to grow crops.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/02/us-usa-drought-california-oil-idUKKBN0MT05K20150402)
Another example of industry generously oiling the wheels, weeds and weevils.
“The eggs of many animals – from trout in the Gulf [of Mexico] to pelicans nesting as far away as Minnesota – have been found to contain oil and the dispersant used by BP in the wake of the [Deepwater Horizon] spill.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/31/bp-pr-effort-gulf-coast-deepwater)
Any desirable ‘self-cooking-and-washing-up-after’ properties promoted by BP were met with scepticism by Easter eaters.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management “has backed [Arctic] drilling after going through the process again, despite revealing in its Environmental Impact Statement ‘there is a 75% chance of one or more large spills’ occurring.” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/mar/22/shell-oil-driling-in-arctic-set-to-get-us-government-permission)
Separating oil from ice looks to be a slippery target.
“A trillion dollars of investments in various oil and gas projects around the world are at risk – or stranded – due to the fall in oil prices.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2696475/investors_falter_as_fossil_fuels_face_perfect_storm.html)
However, “the current pipeline of renewables projects will be ‘more than adequate’ to hit the decarbonisation target” in Scotland. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/05/scotland-fossil-fuel-free-by-2030-says-report)
Bonus points for reusing the pipe.
“Methane emissions from abandoned [oil and gas] wells will increase total emissions to double that of the oil and gas industry’s current output. … Fossil fuel producers have run off with their cash and left the public purse to clean up their mess.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2677596/disused_oil_and_gas_wells_wells_a_major_source_of_methane.html)
Well – adverb; in a good, proper, appropriate way, so as to bring about a fortunate outcome.
“The oil has spread to cover about 350 square kilometers of the delicate ecosystem—including staining the Passur River—according to the Bangladeshi forest department. Yet, measures to contain and clean-up the oil spill have been crude at best.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1215-hance-sundarbans-oil-spill.html)
Crude at its best is still uncorrected.
“Unconventional oil and natural gas [fracking] operations release large amounts of reproductive, immunological, and neurological toxicants, carcinogens as well as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) into the environment that may negatively affect human health.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2677207/miscarriage_and_stillbirth_linked_to_fracking_chemical_exposure.html)
The inconvenience of any such negative effects is generously compensated by the cash that fracking companies offer local communities.