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Meet Trump's Guy Who Said Clean Energy Policies Are Greatest Threat to America's Power Grid

This is a guest post by Dave Anderson, and originally appeard on Travis Fisher, a Trump political appointee in the Department of Energy, wrote a 2015 report for the Institute for Energy Research that called clean...Show More Summary

Exclusive: UN, EU Agencies Reject Ties to Conference Hijacked by Climate Science Deniers

On the face of it, the climate science conference scheduled for the romantic Italian city of Rome looks like any other. The organizers, India-based ConferenceSeries, promise their “4 th World Conference on Climate Change” will attract...Show More Summary

In Dramatic Shift, Kentucky Voters Potentially Becoming Numb to Politicians Talking About Coal Jobs

For years, Republican politicians campaigning in the state of Kentucky have used the fictitious “war on coal” talking point to gain support from voters. From Senator Mitch McConnell who has represented the state in the U.S. Senate for...Show More Summary

Tillerson Present as Exxon Signed Major Deal with Saudi Arabia During Trump Visit

During his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump announced an array of economic agreements between the U.S. and the Middle Eastern kingdom, saying it would usher in “jobs, jobs, jobs” for both oil-producing powerhouses. While...Show More Summary

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Residents Push Back Against Industrial Polluters

A group of residents in St. Gabriel, a suburb of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is no stranger to industrial pollution. The small town is on the banks of the Mississippi River in a stretch of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge containing more than 100 petrochemical factories. Show More Summary

Former Obama EPA Official Now Lobbying for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This is a guest post by Derek Seidman and originally appeared on A new disclosure by Dominion shows that a long-time employee for the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is now lobbying for the controversial Atlantic...Show More Summary

Anadarko Execs Buy up Depressed Stock After Lethal Colorado Explosions

Buy low, sell high. It's a maxim taught to stock traders from day one and one which Anadarko Petroleum's upper-level management seems to have taken to heart in the aftermath of the April gas line explosion that blew up a Colorado home,...Show More Summary

New York Attorney General: Feds Must Address Bakken Bomb Trains. Feds: Maybe Later?

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has joined with attorneys general from California, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, and Washington in calling for limits on the volatility of crude oil transported by rail. The failure of federal...Show More Summary

Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson Stands Between Nevada and a Renewable Energy Future

This is a guest post by David Pomerantz crossposted from Energy and Policy Institute The Nevada Assembly passed a bill yesterday that would dramatically increase the growth of renewable energy in the state, but Sheldon Adelson, the casino...Show More Summary

Trump’s Budget Delivers Big Oil’s Wish: Reducing Strategic Petroleum Reserve

President Donald Trump's newly proposed budget calls for selling over half of the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve ( SPR ), the 687 million barrels of federally owned oil stockpiled in Texas and Louisiana as an emergency energy supply.  While...Show More Summary

Op-Ed: Glacial Progress at Bonn Climate Talks Shows Why we Need to Exclude Big Polluters From Negotiations

When it comes to the fossil fuel industry participating in UN climate negotiations, it’s clear there is a conflict of interest – and demands for this to end are nothing new. But after fierce resistance to this idea during talks in Bonn...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Admits to 'Regularly' Allowing Companies to Edit Draft Pollution Permits

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP ) acknowledged they regularly allow energy companies to exclusively preview and revise draft permits as a matter of common practice. This admission follows...Show More Summary

National Association of Manufacturers Attempts 11th Hour Escape from Our Children's Trust Climate Lawsuit

By Dan Zegart, originally published at Climate Investigations Center  In a last-minute legal maneuver, the National Association of Manufacturers is trying to extricate itself from a closely-watched federal climate lawsuit 18 months after...Show More Summary

Front Group Paid by Dominion Releases Shady Poll Showing Support for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This is a guest post by David Pomerantz crossposted from Energy and Policy Institute The Consumer Energy Alliance, a front group for oil and gas interests and utilities including Dominion Energy Inc, has released a poll which it claims...Show More Summary

Rover Pipeline Owner Disputing Millions Owed After Razing Historic Ohio Home

After taking heat last fall for destroying sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the owner of the Dakota Access pipeline finds itself embattled anew over the preservation of historic sites, this time in Ohio. Documents filed...Show More Summary

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Corporate Backers Fund Faulty Pro-Pipeline Poll

This is a guest post by Derek Seidman and originally appeared on On May 9th, 2017, a group called EnergySure tweeted: Click here for reuse options! Tags: Atlantic Coast pipeline Virginia

Don Blankenship, Fresh Out of Prison, Begs Trump to Have Mercy on Coal Execs

Don Blankenship, who just wrapped up a year in federal prison for criminal conspiracy to violate mine safety and health rules — a coordinated and concealed series of violations that lasted for at least 15 months leading up to the tragic...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Let Spectra Energy Secretly Edit its Pollution Permit in Atlantic Bridge Gas Project

Massachusetts environmental officials allowed Spectra Energy to quietly review and edit a draft approval of an air pollution permit the state plans to grant the company for its Atlantic Bridge gas project.  According to emails obtained...Show More Summary

Famous Canadian Ice Road Melts for the Last Time

Each winter in Canada’s far north, a series of ice roads take form, providing people and supply trucks temporary access to the region’s otherwise isolated towns. But rapid changes to Canada’s north means this spring marks the final melt...Show More Summary

Trump Admin Proposes 70% Cut To Renewable Energy and Efficiency Programs at Energy Dept

According to, the Trump Administration is proposing a 70 percent reduction in funding for the Department of Energy’s renewable and energy efficiency programs, a move that could severely dampen the recent surge in renewableShow More Summary

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