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Wyoming Now Third State to Propose ALEC Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protests

On the heels of Iowa and Ohio, Wyoming has become the third state to introduce a bill criminalizing the type of activities undertaken by past oil and gas pipeline protesters.  One of the Wyoming bill's co-sponsors even says it was inspired...Show More Summary

Exxon’s Conspiracy Charges Aim To Derail Climate Lawsuits

by David Halperin, crossposted from Republic Report Oil giant ExxonMobil is engaged in unprecedented efforts to sue and harass in court the very people who are investigating and suing the company over global warming. Faced with determined...Show More Summary

In Year of Trump, Climate Science Denial Group GWPF sees Membership Income Double

The UK ’s main climate science denier thinktank has seen its income from membership fees double over the last year, its latest accounts show. The Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ) has consistently argued against the climate science...Show More Summary

Safety Officials Order Partial Shutdown of Sabine Pass LNG Export Facility After Discovering 10-Year History of Leaks

Sabine Pass, the only liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) export facility in the country, has reportedly been experiencing safety issues for the past decade, and yet federal safety officials were only informed of this history while investigating the terminal's latest leak in January. Show More Summary

Is This New Tar Sands Technology a Game Changer for Exporting Canada's Bitumen?

A new technology has the potential to transform the transportation of tars sands oil. Right now, the already thick and slow-flowing oil, known as bitumen, has to be diluted with a super-light petroleum product, usually natural gas condensate,...Show More Summary

Wind Farms Are Hardly the Bird Slayers They’re Made out to Be. Here’s Why.

By Simon Chapman, University of Sydney People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as “bird choppers”. And claims of dangers to iconic or rare birds, especially raptors,...Show More Summary

West Virginia Candidate Ousted From Hearing for Reading Industry Donors. But Bill She Opposed Just Passed in House.

On Friday, February 9, Lissa Lucas — a Democratic Party candidate for West Virginia's House of Delegates — was forcibly removed from a Senate hearing for calling out how many thousands of dollars legislators backing a pro-oil and gas...Show More Summary

In Trump's First Year, EPA Is Fining Polluters 49 Percent Less

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has seen a measurable difference in the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has been holding polluters accountable compared to the past 25 years. Under Scott Pruitt, the EPA...Show More Summary

FERC Commissioner Rob Powelson Spent Much of His First Months in Office Meeting With the Fossil Fuel Industry

In his first few months at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), commissioner Rob Powelson scheduled the great majority of his meetings with fossil fuel energy companies and utilities, his work calendar shows. The calendar,...Show More Summary

Climate Denier Tim Ball: Trump Approved, But Not Credible Enough To Stand Accountable For Libel

It was gratifying, today, to see a senior justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia denounce the professional “climate change sceptic” Dr. Tim Ball as incompetent, inattentive and, perhaps, indifferent to the truth. But it was...Show More Summary

Judge Dismisses Libel Claim, Climate “Sceptic” Tim Ball Not Credible Enough To Take Seriously

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a libel action against “climate change sceptic” Dr. Tim Ball on the basis that Ball’s writing is not sufficiently credible to inflict damage on the reputation of a professional climate scientist. The...Show More Summary

Energy CEO Says Fracking Build-out in New York Not Over, Wants Regulators to 'Lay Down and Approve Every Pipeline'

At a pipeline industry conference in Pittsburgh on January 31, Robert G. Phillips, CEO and President of Crestwood Equity Partners, offered an unusually candid perspective on pipelines, fracking, environmental regulations, and how industry...Show More Summary

Trump, Not Record-Breaking Disasters, Dominated TV News Coverage of Climate Change in 2017

Extreme weather events in the United States seemed ever-present in the media during 2017, with historic wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and droughts receiving national coverage. What was less common, however, was major TV news networks making the connection between these kinds of billion-dollar disasters and climate change for their viewers. Show More Summary

These are the Climate Science Denier MPs Lobbying for a Hard Brexit

Almost 70 MP s have been identified as backing a shadowy parliamentary lobby group pushing for a hard Brexit. In keeping with ideological links previously identified by DeSmog UK, it’s perhaps no shock that there are a number of politicians...Show More Summary

The US Added 38 Percent More Oil and Gas Rigs Last Year

By John R. Platt. Crossposted with permission from The Revelator. The number of oil and gas rigs in the United States has increased an astonishing 38 percent over the past year. That’s according to S&P Global Platts Analytics, whichShow More Summary

How to Use Critical Thinking to Spot False Climate Claims

By Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions. The climate is changing or it isn’t; carbon dioxide causes global warming or it doesn’t; humans are...Show More Summary

Fines Against Polluters Drop Sharply Under Trump EPA

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch. Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) announced Thursday its annual enforcement and compliance report that boasted $1.6 billion in administrative and civil...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Downplays Global Warming as Unexpected Climate Impacts Stack up

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), is well-known for his comments denying the established science of climate change, and this week he touted yet another talking point of the climate denial community. “I...Show More Summary

Climate Science Deniers Defend New York’s American Museum of Natural History From Calls to Drop Trustee Rebekah Mercer

With friends like climate science deniers and alt-right megaphones like Breitbart, you have to wonder whether New York’s iconic American Museum of Natural History ( AMNH ) needs any enemies right now. As the New York Times and others...Show More Summary

Spotlight on Kathleen Hartnett White

For more than three months, the Trump administration tried to get climate science denier Kathleen Hartnett White confirmed for a top environmental post in the White House. But last week, the administration officially withdrew its nomination...Show More Summary

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