Tag Archives: Fossil Fuels

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,...
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...
Naomi Klein Makes Moral Case For World Beyond Fossil Fuels By
Naomi Klein—activist, author, and self-described “secular Jewish feminist”—spoke at the Vatican on Wednesday where she championed the Pope’s message for global action on climate change and made the case for “the beautiful world” beyond...
“Three Quarters Of Fossil Fuel Reserves Need To Stay In The Ground” To Save The World From Climate Change By
A SABIC factory is pictured. SABIC, a global producer of plastics, and winner of four environmental awards since 2011, is still polluting and was fined $1 million by the EPA for violating air pollution rules.  A group of scientists and economists say it is imperative to...
Oil Pipeline Industry Quietly Building Network That ‘Dwarfs Keystone’ By
Despite public opposition that has so far blocked the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the fossil fuels industry has successfully—and quietly—expanded the nation’s domestic oil network by installing thousands of miles of pipeline across the country, according...