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Leading UK Sceptic Group Promotes Koch-Funded Canadian Climate Denier

Canadian climate denier Ross McKitrick has officially taken over as chairman of the academic advisory council of Lord Lawson’s controversial climate denying charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ). The Economics professor...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Sued Over Gulf Of Mexico Fracking

At a time when the rest of the world (for a host of reasons) is shying away from the hydraulic fracturing “boom,” the United States appears to be hell-bent on allowing fracking in every available space. The latest target for the industry...Show More Summary

Does Climate Denier Lord Ridley Boast Britain’s Biggest Carbon Footprint?

Lord Matt Ridley, a card carrying member of Britain’s one percent, is responsible for one per cent of the entire country’s CO 2. Lord Ridley is a powerhouse of climate denial in Britain – and a leading contender for the title of Britain's...Show More Summary

Subsidy Spotlight: Utah Land Defenders Stand Up To Dirty Politics

This is a guest post by   Anna Simonton, on assignment with Oil Change International  | Part 2 of 2 Lauren Wood grew up in a family of river guides in the Uinta Basin region of Utah. She navigates tributaries of the Colorado River like her urban counterparts navigate subway systems. Show More Summary

Subsidy Spotlight: Publicly Funding a Utah Disaster in the Making

This is a guest post by Anna Simonton, on assignment with Oil Change International | Part 1 of 2 A green stegosaurus graces the logo of Uintah County, Utah, a gateway to the famed Dinosaur National Monument, where breathtaking landscapes...Show More Summary

Keystone XL Vote Analysis: House Proves Who They Serve

This is a guest post by Matt Maiorana, cross-posted with permission from Oil Change International.  2015 is already bringing new challenges — including a congress that’s set on ignoring climate science and fighting for the fossil fuel...Show More Summary

New Senate Majority Puts Keystone XL At The Top Of To-Do List

The Republican Party now controls the legislative branch of the U.S. government, but even before they were sworn in, they had made their priorities for the country clear. They want the Keystone XL Pipeline to become a reality. Republican...Show More Summary

Obama Admin's Year-End Gift to the Oil Industry Quietly Allows Light Oil Exports

In a quiet move in the last days of 2014 that involved zero public debate, the Obama administration gave a big gift to the oil industry by allowing the export of light crude oil. This change by the administration stands to make the industry...Show More Summary

Frack The Public: UK Shale Gets US Style PR Makeover

BY BRENDAN MONTAGUE AND RICHARD HEASMAN Fracking is an incendiary issue: fractious campaigners are terrified drilling for shale gas will cause earthquakes and contaminate our water supplies. But the chancellor George Osborne and theShow More Summary

Davey Warns Paris Climate Deal ‘Won’t Be Ambitious Enough’

A new deal to tackle climate change expected to be agreed in Paris in December is unlikely to prevent dangerous climate change, energy secretary Ed Davey has warned. Davey said he fears the climate talks will not secure ambitious enough...Show More Summary

California Court Rejects Misleading Language In Local Fracking Ballot Initiative--Twice

Residents of La Habra Heights in Los Angeles County, California want their city to become the latest to ban fracking and other high intensity oil extraction methods, and have placed an initiative on the March 2015 ballot to do just that. The...Show More Summary

George Will’s Incorrect Claim on Historical Climate Change

This is a guest post by Climate Nexus. Syndicated columnist George Will's latest piece, “Climate change's instructive past” is more carefully written than previous columns (see Media Matters Misinformer of the Year), but it still requires correction. Show More Summary

EPA Sued Over Disclosure Rules for Toxic Pollution from Drilling and Fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued over toxic chemicals released into the air, water and land by the oil and gas industry, a coalition of nine environmental and open government groups announced today. The extraction...Show More Summary

Did DeSmog's Coverage of Coal Baron Bob Murray v. Fracker Aubrey McClendon Lawsuit Lead To Sealing of Court Records?

On December 12, Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel issued an order for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to place five sets of court records under seal for the ongoing case pitting coal baron Robert E. Murray against...Show More Summary

How Two Young Students Took the Climate Denial Bate

DeSmog UK ’s epic history investigates how the former Institute of Economic Affairs director general, John Blundell, recruited British students with a flair for free market economics to the US for internships at Koch-funded think tanks. By...Show More Summary

Energy Shift Requires Shift In Conversation

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. Abundant, cheap fossil fuels have driven explosive technological, industrial and economic expansion for more than a century. The pervasive infrastructure developed to accommodate this growth makes...Show More Summary

White House Confirms Obama Will Veto TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

The White House confirmed today that President Obama will veto Congressional legislation designed to greenlight construction of the Keystone XL pipeline,  the contentious project first proposed six years ago to carry more than 800,000...Show More Summary

California Governor Proposes Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Target In U.S.

California Governor Jerry Brown used the occasion of his fourth inaugural address to propose an ambitious new clean energy target for the state: 50% renewable energy by 2030. “We are at a crossroads,” Brown said in announcing the proposal, according to Climate Progress. Show More Summary

Lord Ridley: Make Mine A Large One!

Lord Ridley, the landed aristocrat and prominent climate denier, will start work this year on two new profitable opencast coal mines close to his Grade I listed stately home and acres of beautiful national park that make up his 8,500-acre estate. The...Show More Summary

Matt Ridley Fires Off About Coal Fortune

“ I have declared my interest in the coal mining on my family’s land whenever and wherever relevant both in my writing and in Parliament. However, I generally argue in favour of gas, which is coal’s main competitor, and do not argue directly in favour of the coal industry. Show More Summary

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