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The Coal Industry Is a Job Killer

The coal industry performs horribly on jobs. In fact, you could say that the modern coal industry is about as anti-jobs as it gets. Take Virginia, for instance. Earlier this week, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed legislation meant to extend a tax credit for coal producers because of how little it did to spur job creation. Show More Summary

Vatican’s Top Advisor Warns Capitalism-Loving Climate Deniers: Don’t Punk The Pope!

“ The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits.” This is not the reaction of the leader of an international environmental campaign group, nor the words of a scruffy anarchist occupying Wall Street. Show More Summary

Groups File IRS Complaint Alleging ALEC is a Lobbying Vehicle, Not a Charity

The Center for Media and Democracy ( CMD ) and Common Cause have filed an 18-page supplemental complaint to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) which calls for a termination of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC )'s...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Major Climate Science Denial Funders Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund Handled $479 Million Of Untraceable Cash

More than $470 million of cash flowing into a key funding arm of the climate science denial movement in the United States is untraceable, a DeSmog investigation has found. Sister organisations Donors Trust ( DT ) and Donors Capital Fund...Show More Summary

Just How Heavily Did ExxonMobil Edit a US EPA Climate Report?

Our latest DeSmog UK epic history post details the penetrating impact ExxonMobil had on US energy policy during the Bush era. One year into US President George W. Bush’s reign and the fruits of ExxonMobil’s labours were already being felt. The...Show More Summary

Bank Of America, Once The Largest Funder Of US Coal, To Cut Coal Funding Worldwide

At its annual shareholder meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina last week, Bank of America announced that it was officially committed to slashing its financing of coal. This is a major policy reversal for the bank. Just a few years ago, Bank of America, then the biggest bank in the US, was the largest underwriter of the US coal industry. Show More Summary

Fossil Fuels from Federal Lands Create One Quarter of Total U.S. Carbon Emissions, New Report Concludes

A newly released analysis by the Climate Accountability Institute concludes that fossil fuels extracted from federal lands release carbon equal to a quarter of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The rate has stayed roughly consistent from 2003 to 2014. When it comes to coal, the rate was even higher than average last year, the report concluded. Show More Summary

Peabody CEO Greg Boyce's Long History of Climate Denial

When it comes to climate denier coal executives, there is none more outspoken than Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce, who recently reiterated his belief that climate change is, “ an environmental crisis predicted by flawed computer models.” Boyce...Show More Summary

Banks Family Mining Millions in Profit From Climate Sceptic Matt Ridley's Coal

Aristocrat and self-styled climate ‘contrarian’ Matt Ridley has steadfastly refused to disclose how much cash he makes from the large opencast mines operating on his family estate. The free market advocate has intimated his share ofShow More Summary

Widely-Used Tool Can Lowball Methane Pollution Rates, Scientists Report, With Huge Implications for Climate Policy

An EPA -approved methane sampler widely used to measure gas leaks from oil and gas operations nationwide can dramatically under-report how much methane is leaking into the atmosphere, a team of researchers reported in a peer-reviewed...Show More Summary

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination in Neighboring County

A recent peer-reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has confirmed what many fracking critics have argued for years: hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas can contaminate groundwater.  The study's...Show More Summary

Anti-Fracking Activists-Turned-Politicians Challenged MPs at the Polls in Lancashire

While climate change barely got a mention in the national election debates, in Lancashire the issue of fracking was by no means sidelined in the run-up to election night. Since the news of Lancashire County Council’s announcement toShow More Summary

What’s In The Recycled Oil Field Wastewater Sprayed On California Crops?

“You can't find what you don't look for,” UC Berkeley researcher Seth B.C. Shonkoff recently told the LA Times, referring to the chemicals that state regulators don’t know to test for in the recycled wastewater the California oil industry...Show More Summary

That Time When an IPCC Report Clashed with ExxonMobil's Climate Denial Spending Spree

Our latest DeSmog UK epic history post recalls how the IPCC COP 6 was held in the midst of the ExxonMobil funding splurge. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) reconvened in Bonn, Germany in 2001 for the sixth Conference...Show More Summary

“Woe is Us”: Oil Industry a Hot Mess After NDP Victory

While Jim Prentice and his Progressive Conservative cadre lick their wounds after last night’s landslide victory by the New Democratic Party and leader Rachel Notley, punditry about the oil industry’s place in the transformed province...Show More Summary

North Dakota Town Evacuated After Oil Train Derailment, Explosion

An oil train derailment and subsequent fire early this morning near Heimdal, a rural town in central North Dakota, has led to the evacuation of nearby residents. The Associated Press reports that the accident occurred at 7:30am and that...Show More Summary

Has Stephen Harper Helped or Hindered The Oil Industry?

At an estimated 2,700 litres, the bunker fuel spill in English Bay was relatively small — yet the stakes of that spill couldn’t be much higher. With Enbridge and Kinder Morgan both hoping to build oil pipelines to B.C., which would significantly...Show More Summary

How ExxonMobil's Spending Bonanza Helped Two British Climate Sceptics Set-Up An International Free Market Think Tank

This DeSmog UK epic history post looks at when free-marketeers Roger Bate and Julian Morris made the best of ExxonMobil’s spending bonanza. Roger Bate and Julian Morris of the British free-market think tank, the Institute of Economic...Show More Summary

New Report Speculates on the End of Coal

A new coal report out today finds that despite growing risk, major banks continue to pump billions into the global coal industry. However, there are growing signs that coal is falling out of grace with major lenders. Tags: end of coal coal

New Oil-By-Rail Regulations Are Big Win for Oil and Rail Industries, Won’t Stop “Bomb Trains”

The long-awaited oil-by-rail regulations released today are basically a guidebook for the oil and rail industries to continue doing business as usual when it comes to moving explosive Bakken crude oil by rail. DeSmog recently reported...Show More Summary

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