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Climate Science Denial Group CFACT Praises Australia’s War on Renewables

“ Bravo Australia,” came the cry earlier this week from one US -based climate science denial group. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow was reacting to the latest efforts by the Australian Government to stifle its renewable energy industry. For...Show More Summary

Shell To Proceed With Arctic Drilling Despite Damaged Icebreaker Ship Carrying Critical Emergency Gear Heading To Portland For Repairs

Shell officials are still hoping to launch exploratory drilling this month at the company’s Burger prospect, 70 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, even though a key ship in its fleet was forced back to port before it had...Show More Summary

Will a Century-Old Treaty Protect Alaska's Salmon Rivers from B.C.'s Mining Boom?

Southeast Alaskans, anxious about B.C.'s mining boom along the Alaskan border, are pinning their hopes for stronger mine management on a treaty that dates back more than a century. The International Joint Commission ( IJC ), operating...Show More Summary

Drillers Under Pressure as Low Prices, Broad Uncertainties Put Oil & Gas Industry's Financial Prospects 'In Limbo'

At a climate change conference in Paris last week, Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, had a blunt message for energy companies. “We see some moves from energy companies in the direction of sustainable development. Show More Summary

How One UK Climate Denial Think Tank's Links to ExxonMobil Led to its Downfall

This DeSmog UK epic history post examines the demise of one UK free market climate-denying think tank after its funding was linked to ExxonMobil. Chief executive Rex Tillerson’s decision, made in the ExxonMobil boardroom in Texas, to...Show More Summary

Are Solar Subsidies Amber Rudd’s Next Target?

Solar subsidies might be next on the DECC chopping block. Amber Rudd, secretary of state for the Department of Energy and Climate Change ( DECC ), has warned that the government is “looking carefully” at the payments. Speaking to Solar...Show More Summary

Peabody Energy to White House: Greenhouse Gas a 'Non-Existent Harm'

In an official submission to the White House earlier this year, U.S. coal giant Peabody Energy claims that greenhouse gas is a “non-existent harm” and a “benign gas that is essential to all life.” The March 2015 submission from Peabody...Show More Summary

Court Says Residents Can Sue Frackers For Earthquake Damage

The Oklahoma State Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to the fossil fuel industry last week when it unanimously decided that homeowners in Oklahoma could sue the industry for earthquake damage linked to hydraulic fracturing. While...Show More Summary

That Time When George W Bush Delivered a Nasty Shock to the Oil Industry

In this DeSmog UK epic history series post, we remember the moment when George W. Bush declared: “America is addicted to oil.” President George W. Bush delivered a nasty shock to his oil industry sponsors when, on 31 January 2006, he...Show More Summary

Australians Tour Pennsylvania’s Gaslands as Fracking Threat Looms Over South Australia

A group of Australians who made a fracking fact-finding trip to the Marcellus Shale region will report to the Australian Parliament before any decisions are made about the future of fracking in South Australia.  In June, the group of...Show More Summary

Experts Confirm Coal Industry’s “Global Poverty” Campaign Is Bogus

When Peabody Energy isn't busy trying to have the lyrics of a folk song struck from the evidentiary record in a Wyoming lawsuit, the company is aggressively pushing fossil fuels like coal — conveniently, Peabody’s main product — as a...Show More Summary

Greenwash: Shell May Remove "Oil" From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP “Beyond Petroleum” greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. Marvin Odum, director of Shell Oil's upstream subsidiary...Show More Summary

In Last Ditch Effort, Coal Industry Picks ‘Worst Idea Ever’ With Argument That Coal Ends Poverty

The coal industry is facing hard times as it tries to battle against a growing demand for climate action and clean energy. Cheaper and cheaper renewables along with the increasingly successful fossil fuel divestment campaign (which largely...Show More Summary

Is Koch Industries Lobbying the EU Over Natural Gas?

America’s largest privately owned energy company, Koch Industries, has been lobbying on “energy markets/financial regulation” reveals new data released by the interactive lobby database, EU Integrity Watch launched at the end of June. On...Show More Summary

New and Improved Bomb Trains? Oil Industry Plans to Ship Even More Dangerous Light Oils

As oil train protests continue across North America to mark the two-year anniversary of the Lac-Megantic disaster, trouble is brewing in Texas. At the recent Crude Markets and Storage Summit energy conference in Texas, Pat McGannon,Show More Summary

How David Cameron Beat Out a Climate Denier for Tory Party Leadership in 2005

In this DeSmog UK ’s epic history post we take a look at how David Cameron’s rhetorical flourish beat down climate denier David Davis to win the Conservative Party leadership. David Davis was among the few fantastically sceptic Conservative...Show More Summary

Former Dept. of Justice Official Says Exxon News Worsens Liability Picture

This is a guest post by Dan Zegart, Senior Fellow at the Climate Investigations Center The former Department of Justice lawyer who led the watershed lawsuit against tobacco companies, says that the news out today about oil giant ExxonMobil...Show More Summary

The Case For Letting Canada’s Forest Fires Burn

As climate change is fingered as a culprit behind the early rash of forest fires across northern and western Canada, experts say the most prudent approach at this stage is to, whenever possible, let the fires burn. It’s a grim situation. Show More Summary

'It’s the New Wild West': Alaskans Leery As B.C. Pushes For 10 Mines in Transboundary Salmon Watersheds

Long-held perceptions of Canada as a country with strict environmental standards and B.C. as a province that values natural beauty are taking a near-fatal beating in Southeast Alaska, where many now regard Canadians as bad neighbours...Show More Summary

Shell’s Renewed Arctic Drilling Campaign Faces Yet Another Setback As Key Ship Forced Back To Port

Is Shell finally “Arctic Ready” after its doomed 2012 campaign? The company is set to begin drilling in the Arctic within the week, and it’s already not looking good. The MSV Fennica, an icebreaker vessel bound for the Chukchi Sea, had barely left its berth in Dutch Harbor, Alaska last Friday when it had to immediately turn around. Show More Summary

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