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Exclusive: Here are the Energy Companies Represented by Trump’s Nominee to Head FERC

President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) has, as a corporate attorney, personally represented a host of energy and utility companies, many of which do business that is directly impacted by FERC ’s decisionmaking. Show More Summary

Future Historians Will Look Back in Horror at Koch Network's Attacks on Climate Policy, says Author Nancy MacLean

For the first few weeks after publishing, all was going pretty well. Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, was “deeply important” and a “feat of American intellectual...Show More Summary

Defying Trump, Pentagon Moves To Protect Bases From Climate Change

The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to protect its bases and operations from rising seas and other impacts of climate change, despite an order by President Trump to halt climate planning. On March 28 th, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that rescinded all climate change actions within federal agencies. Show More Summary

While Reviewing Enbridge Pipeline for State of Michigan, Contractor Was on Enbridge Payroll

A contractor hired by the state of Michigan to independently review an aging oil pipeline running under the Great Lakes was simultaneously working for the pipeline company, documents obtained by DeSmog suggest. The documents contradict...Show More Summary

Where Are Canada's Missing Electric Cars?

The race is on for electric vehicle supremacy. Last week, China — the world’s second largest economy and consumer of about one-third of new cars — announced it will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles,...Show More Summary

Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform

In the last 30 days, the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean have played host to four hurricanes, three of which reached category 3 or higher, with Hurricane Irma claiming the title as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Click here for reuse options! Tags: Harvey Irma Alan Reynolds cato institute Newsweek Magazine media climate deniers

Invisible Horseman: An Interview with Photographer Troy Moth

Troy Moth is an artist and photographer living on Vancouver Island. Moth’s iconic images are featured on art gallery walls and trendy t-shirts alike, famed for their stark, smoky portrayals of landscapes and creatures, of both the human...Show More Summary

Washington Post: Exxon, Koch, and Big Coal Cash Begat Trump Climate Denial

By Kert Davies, crossposted from Climate Investigations Center Q: What does spending tens of millions of dollars supporting climate denial organizations over a twenty year period buy you? A: Donald Trump, abdication of U.S. leadership...Show More Summary

National Drive Electric Week Combats Koch-Funded Lies With Real World Drivers

There’s a war being waged against electric cars, the frontlines of which are dug in on Facebook feeds and embedded Youtube videos. The ammunition, supplied by the Koch brothers and their most loyal, PR savvy affiliates, are talking points...Show More Summary

This Law Firm Is Both Representing Dakota Access Owner and Suing Its Security Firm

Energy Transfer Partners, owner of the Dakota Access pipeline, has filed a federal lawsuit against Greenpeace and others for alleged racketeering in their anti-pipeline activism related to Standing Rock. The company’s legal support comes...Show More Summary

Stephen Schwarzman: Wall Street Investor, Trump Ally, Fracking Profiteer

This is a guest post by Rob Galbraith and originally appeared on Eyes on the Ties. By now, many people have heard of Stephen Schwarzman. Some may know him as the billionaire founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a mammoth privateShow More Summary

New Study Links Greenhouse Gas Emissions Directly to Fossil Fuel Companies

Less than two years ago, documents surfaced showing that in the 1970s ExxonMobil knew about the damage that fossil fuel emissions were causing to the environment and how they were contributing to global warming. Just a few weeks ago,...Show More Summary

From Homes to Refineries, Finding Pollution and Loss in Harvey's Path

When Harvey’s rain, for the most part, stopped falling on August 30, I started making my way from Louisiana to Texas to document the pollution inevitably left in the storm’s path. That day I got as far as Vidor, a small town in southeast Texas where the floodwaters were still rising.  Getting there was no easy matter. Show More Summary

Trump Admin Quietly Pushing 'Small Scale' LNG Exports That Avoid Environmental Reviews

By Steve Horn and Joshua Frank The Trump administration proposed regulations to expedite the permitting process for natural gas exports from “small-scale” facilities on the Friday before Labor Day. The  U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE...Show More Summary

Koch-funded 'Expert' Attacks Electric Cars in PragerU’s 'War on Cars' Video

According to a recent video hosted by automotive expert and media personality Lauren Fix, there’s a “war on cars” raging in this country that is threatening the chief of all American values — our very freedom. No, this isn’t the warShow More Summary

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home for Texas Environmental Hero Hilton Kelley

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters were still receding from Port Arthur, Texas, on September 4, when Hilton Kelley and his wife Marie returned to their home and business for the first time since evacuating.  Port Arthur is located about 100 miles east of Houston on the Gulf Coast. Show More Summary

Hurricane Harvey, Climate Denial, Fake News and ExxonMobil

By Kert Davies, crossposted from Climate Investigations Center For well over twenty years, climate deniers have tried to stymie discussion of extreme weather events and climate change. Why? Because extreme weather kills people, destroys property, trashes things and costs billions of dollars. Show More Summary

What Hurricane Harvey Says About Risk, Climate, and Resilience

By Andrew Dessler, Texas A&M University, Daniel Cohan, Rice University, and Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have...Show More Summary

Study Finds Exxon Misled the Public by Withholding Climate Knowledge

Coal, oil and gas are tremendous resources: solar energy absorbed by plants and super-concentrated over millions of years. They’re potent fuels and provide ingredients for valuable products. But the oil boom, spurred by improved drilling technology, came at the wrong time. Show More Summary

Australia’s Tony Abbott to Address London Climate Science Denial Group

Abbott becomes second former Australian prime minister to address Global Warming Policy Foundation. His speech will be called ‘Daring to Doubt’, writes Karl Mathiesen, editor of Climate Home. Former Australia prime minister and government...Show More Summary

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