Tag Archives: Fossil Fuels

California Communities Facing Rising Sea Level Sue Big Oil For Damage Done By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Two counties in California, Marin and San Mateo Counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, sued 37 fossil fuel corporations for damage they claim the companies allegedly knew would...
DOJ Lawyers Continue Battle To Block Climate Change Records By
A federal judge grilled challengers Wednesday about their demand for emails written under a pseudonym by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who they believe has guided government energy policy toward fossil fuels and away from renewable resources. The 2015 federal lawsuit,...
UK’s Coalition Government Is Finally Kicking Coal To The Curb By
Wind, solar and energy efficiency have replaced the vast majority of power previously provided by the UK’s coal fleet, a new analysis shows. Since the start of the coalition government in 2010, coal’s role in the generation mix has fallen to historic lows, culminating...
On Climate, Justin Trudeau’s Is ‘No Better Than Trump’ By
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate record just because he’s nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has “mastered so beautifully...
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Chosen As Trump Advisor On Deregulation By
(REPORT) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will be a non-governmental advisor to President-elect Donald Trump on issues such as deregulation said Trump’s transition team Wednesday. Icahn will advise Trump as an individual, not a federal employee, and won’t...
Not Just Standing Rock: Pipelines Threaten Native Lands Across The Country By
NEW YORK — As completion of the Dakota Access pipeline remains on standby after the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it would not authorize the development company to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North...
China Starts Cancelling Under-Construction Coal Plants By
Chinese leaders have called a halt to construction work on 30 large coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 17GW — greater than the UK’s entire coal fleet. This unprecedented move indicates just how serious the Chinese authorities are about bringing the...
Norway Sued Over Violation Of Paris Climate Agreement By
The Paris Agreement is being put to the test. NGOs Nature & Youth and Greenpeace Nordic have launched an unprecedented lawsuit against the Norwegian government over its decision to expand oil drilling in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Earlier this year, for...
‘The Wild West Of Money In Politics’: Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Spends Millions To Influence Elections By
AUSTIN, Texas — The corporation behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline also operates its own political action committee that has a record of donating to the campaigns of candidates who support the company’s pro-corporate, pro-fossil fuels agenda in...
New Report Maps Growing Impact Of Ocean Acidification On Marine Life Worldwide By
AUSTIN, Texas — New research maps the growing impact of ocean acidification and identifies the regions worst affected, while scientists and world governments are collaborating more and sharing ways to slow or reverse its progress. Fossil fuels and human industry are...