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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

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The Kochtopus Spreads its Tentacles To Strangle Climate Science

DeSmog UK tells the story of how the ideologically matched and politically inseparable Blundell and Dr Fred Singer became close and controversial allies, in our epic history series. One evening John Blundell arrived at the Hickory Farm...Show More Summary

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Denies Social Media Poverty Campaign Is Bogus

On the fringes of Brisbane’s G20 summit inside the Queensland capital’s grand city hall, Peabody Energy president Glenn Kellow made a remarkable claim. Almost half a million people in countries across the globe had supported his coal...Show More Summary

Hard Times in a Boom Town: Pennsylvanians Describe Costs of Fracking

If you're looking for the shale gas boom, northeastern Pennsylvania is the place to start. The Marcellus is the largest and fastest growing shale gas play in the U.S. and more than half of its 50 most productive wells were drilled in Susquehanna County in the northeast. Show More Summary

What Can We Expect From the Lima Climate Talks?

The pressure is on for leaders to move forward on climate change as delegates descend into Peru for the two-week UN climate conference in Lima today. Diplomats are calling these negotiations “the best chance in a generation of striking...Show More Summary

Obama’s Argument Against Keystone XL Pokes Holes in Industry's Argument to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban

Larry Summers, former secretary of the treasury and top economic advisor to President Barack Obama, has strongly advocated to lift the crude oil export ban. And he has a compelling, if not necessarily fact-based, argument. “ Permitting...Show More Summary

McIntyre's Mission: An Obsessive Quest to Disprove Michael Mann's Hockey Stick

There is no better way to describe self-appointed climate auditor Steve McIntyre than ‘determined’. Highly determined even. And you would have to be pretty obstinate to try and poke holes in peer-reviewed climate science given that McIntyre claims he does not receive a salary signed by Big Oil. Show More Summary

Blundell: The Missing Link Between Oil Baron Charles Koch and British Climate Denial

John Blundell is welcomed into the inner circle of the Koch elite at at time of inner-family squabbling and political scandal. He soon gains insight into an empire run by obsession and apparent deception. This is part two of DeSmog UK...Show More Summary

Walmart’s Reliance On Dirty Energy Responsible For 8 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Pollution Per Year

Recent revelations that the Walton Family, majority owners of Walmart, are funding attacks against the rooftop solar industry called into question the big-box retailer’s very public “100% renewable energy” commitment. A new report by...Show More Summary

Fracking a 'Violation of Our Basic Human Rights', Argues New Report

A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government if fracking is to commence commercially across the UK. Show More Summary

Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde in Air Around Arkansas’ Fayetteville Shale

Results from air samples taken in the Fayetteville Shale show notably elevated levels of formaldehyde, a suspected human carcinogen that can cause respiratory and reproductive problems as well as birth defects — but citizens still have little faith U.S. Show More Summary

Chick Lit Star Dana Is Living The Dream - Her Husband Is Every Climate and Cancer Campaigner’s Worst Nightmare

The beautiful and talented Dana Bate is living the American dream - her second populist chick-lit novel is currently arriving in bookstores across Britain and the United States. But never judge a book by its cover. Behind her gleaming...Show More Summary

Edelman and TransCanada Part Ways After Leaked Documents Expose Aggressive PR Attack on Energy East Pipeline Opponents

Last week internal documents from Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, were leaked to Greenpeace, exposing an aggressive strategy to target opponents of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline. The release of the documents brought TransCanada...Show More Summary

How Charles Koch Sent His Emissary to London to Launch Climate Denial

Climate denial was imported from the United States to Britain by a free market idealist employed by the billionaire oil baron Charles Koch. DeSmog UK tells their story for the first time in a two-part longread from our epic history series.  John Blundell was an idealist. Show More Summary

"I Hate That Oil's Dropping": Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Outgoing Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission ( IOGCC ) chairman Phil Bryant — Missisippi's Republican Governor — started his farewell address with a college football joke at IOGCC 's recent annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. “As you know, I love SEC football. Show More Summary

Vivian Krause and Richard Berman’s Oil Industry Playbook

He had no idea he was being taped. So when influential Washington, DC, political consultant Richard Berman talked about strategy and tactics to the oil and gas industry’s Western Energy Alliance in Colorado Springs this past June, he...Show More Summary

UKIP’s Special Relationship with ALEC, Heartland and American Fossil Fuels

Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and supporting big tobacco, teaching creationism in...Show More Summary

As Chesapeake Energy Reveals Department of Justice Investigation, Other Lawsuits Piling Up

Earlier this month, Chesapeake Energy Corp. revealed that it has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, along with multiple states, over alleged wrong-doing in the company's business dealings. Federal prosecutors and state...Show More Summary

Monster Wells: Hundreds Of Fracking Wells Using 10-25 Million Gallons of Water Each

While the oil and gas industry likes to claim that fracking is not an especially water intensive process, a new report has found that there are more than 250 wells across the country that each require anywhere from 10 to 25 million gallons...Show More Summary

DeSmogCAST 4: TransCanada's PR Scandal, Gas Industry Revolving Door Report, and B.C.'s Election

This week's episode of DeSmogCAST covers the Edelman TransCanada dirty PR campaign, DeSmogBlog's new report on the gas industry revolving door lobbying push for LNG exports, and the outcome of the BC elections. Hosted by DeSmogBlog contributor...Show More Summary

New York Activists Turn to Civil Disobedience As Last Resort to Fight Regulatory Capture

Award-winning author and anti-fracking activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber is going to spend Thanksgiving in jail. And it won’t be her first stay there. She spent last Earth Day there as well. She is returning to jail in upstate New York...Show More Summary

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