Blog Profile / DeSmogBlog


URL :http://www.desmogblog.com/
Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Climate Change
Posts on Regator:3717
Posts / Week:8.6
Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Trump's Team Tells EPA "Changes Will Likely Come" as Leaked Plan Highlights "Problems with EPA Science"

Earlier this week, staffers at the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) received their first official email from the new administration. “Changes will likely come, and when they do, we will work together to implement them,” wroteShow More Summary

Where Is Fracked Gas Really Headed as It Passes Through Texas’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

The consortium building the Trans Pecos pipeline ( TPP ) says that within months, fracked gas will be making the 148 mile journey from Texas’ Permian Basin to Mexico, where it will meet that country’s natural gas needs. As part of an...Show More Summary

What Will Trump’s Oil Drilling Ambitions Mean for the Arctic’s Threatened Caribou?

As snowcover recedes from the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska each spring, thousands of Porcupine Caribou arrive to graze on new plant growth and calve the next generation of this herd that is the ecological...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Climate Science Denial Group Heartland Institute is "Reaching Out" to Fossil Fuel Industry for Funding

One of the world’s most notorious climate science denial groups is “reaching out to the fossil fuel community” to raise cash in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election. Coal industry veteran and new Heartland Institute senior fellow...Show More Summary

'Biggest Oil Find' of 2016 Puts Crown Jewel Texas Oasis in Crosshairs for Fracking

REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS — Travelers crossing the long stretch of arid desert spanning West Texas might stumble across an extraordinarily improbable sight — a tiny teeming wetlands, a sliver of marsh that seems like it should sit by theShow More Summary

Climate Science Denier Myron Ebell Explains How the Trump Team Will Gut the EPA, Abandon the Paris Agreement

As senators get set to vote Wednesday on the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the EPA, the man who was charged with leading the Environmental Protection Agency’s transition team gave some clues as to how it might...Show More Summary

Exxon’s Fracking Linked to 176 Drinking Water Complaints in Rural Pennsylvania

The investigative journalism outlet Public Herald documented that ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy has potentially contaminated 176 water wells in Pennsylvania. The state is home to the Marcellus Shale basin, the most prolific field for obtaining natural gas via hydraulic fracturing ('fracking”) in the U.S. Show More Summary

How Politics and Pollution Could Push China Into the Climate Leader Role the US Is Giving up

Earlier this month China halted more than 100 coal-fired power projects. Scrapping these projects, with combined installed capacity of more than 100 gigawatts, may have more to do with China’s current overcapacity in coal production than its commitment to mitigating climate change. Show More Summary

UK Climate Science Denying GWPF Hosts Trump’s Fossil Fuelled ‘Environment Advisor’ Myron Ebell to Deliver Message to Britain

Myron Ebell, the man at the vanguard of President Trump’s efforts to dismantle US climate policy, today told a London audience that Trump's election and the rejection of scientific experise was “not an isolated phenomonon”.  The press...Show More Summary

“God Bless Trump”: 25 Years Ago This Man Kick Started the First Fossil Fuel–Funded Campaigns to Attack Climate Science

In July 1988, on page 11 of Sports Illustrated magazine, one story caught the eye of Fred Palmer. Under the headline “The Foul, Hot Summer,” the article lamented that year’s scorching heat and drought. “ We have only ourselves to blame for this midsummer's nightmare. Show More Summary

Trump's Mexico Border Wall Could Be Trojan Horse for Increasing US Oil Exports

On January 25, President Donald Trump acted on his campaign promise to get the ball rolling on building what he often called a “big, beautiful, powerful wall” situated along the U.S.-Mexico border. At his speech announcing the executive order at the U.S. Show More Summary

Despite Senate Inquiry into Potential Conflicts of Interest, FERC Approves Spectra Energy’s Atlantic Bridge Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) has approved the construction of a new gas pipeline project, despite an ongoing inquiry by two U.S. senators into a possible conflict of interest in its environmental review.  Click here...Show More Summary

Fearing Protests, Pipeline Execs Show Muted Reaction to Trump's Dakota Access, Keystone Orders

If President Donald Trump expected to hear roars of approval from the pipeline industry after this week's executive orders pushing the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline ( DAPL ) forward, he might have been hugely disappointed. Reaction...Show More Summary

Key Trump Donor Stands to Profit from Order to Approve Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

On January 24, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders calling for the approval of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, owned by Energy Transfer Partners and TransCanada, respectively. He also signed an order calling...Show More Summary

FYI: ‘World Leading’ Oil Spill Response Means Nothing

Governments love buzzwords — probably because they roll off the tongue so nicely that people often overlook the fact they’re meaningless. Take one of the B.C. government’s favourite expressions of late: “world leading” oil spill response. It’s...Show More Summary

America Is Suffering From A Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are Acknowledging

On January 16, 2016, President Obama declared a federal emergency for the city of Flint, Michigan, over the contamination of the city’s drinking water. One year later, not only is the city still struggling to provide clean sources of...Show More Summary

As Trump Takes Office, Women Scientists and Environmental Activists Fight Back Against Climate Change Deniers in D.C.

The day after Trump’s inauguration, dozens of female scientists decked out in white lab coats met in front of the National Air and Space Museum for the Women’s March in Washington,  D.C. They were carrying colorful signs showing support...Show More Summary

Exxon’s Rex Tillerson and the Rise of Big Oil in American Politics

By  Brian C. Black,  Pennsylvania State University “ How Big Oil Bought the White House and Tried to Steal the Country” is the subtitle of a book that tells the story of a presidential election in which a candidate allowed money from...Show More Summary

Inside the Coal Industry’s Rhetorical Playbook

By Steve Schwarze, University of Montana; Jennifer Peeples, Utah State University; Jen Schneider, Boise State University; and Pete Bsumek, James Madison University. If citizens have heard anything about the upheaval in the U.S. coalShow More Summary

Rail Industry Eager for a New Trump Era Light on Safety Rules

“ The policy landscape in Washington, D.C., dramatically shifted on Election Day…”  While clearly not news to anyone, it was part of Edward Hamberger’s address to a conference in New York a week after Trump’s presidential victory. Hamberger is CEO of the rail industry lobbying group, the Association of American Railroads ( AAR ). Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC