The Stream, May 6: Alberta Oil Spill

About 28,000 barrels of crude oil spilled from a broken pipeline in northern Alberta, Canada. Though none of the oil reached flowing water, the spill is reported to be the biggest in the country since 1975, according to UPI. Hear more about Canada’s oil sands, and the prospects and barriers of increasing Chinese imports of Canadian oil from this China Environment Forum presentation.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that proposes to double oil and gas pipeline safety fines and introduce other pipeline safety measures in the country.

In the wake of the latest projections for the global population growth, Foreign Policy asks whether the world can sustain 10 billion people.

Italy will set up a supervisory authority for its water sector, Reuters reports. The plan is part of overall efforts to reform the sector to boost competition and draw private investors.

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