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Koch-Funded Fueling US Forward Shuts Down, But Koch Attacks On Clean Energy Continue

Over this past weekend, with no announcement or notice, the website for Fueling U.S. Forward went dark. The Koch-funded campaign that had set out to promote the “positives” of fossil fuels has seemingly shut down, having wiped the website...Show More Summary

FERC Approved NEXUS Pipeline After Companies Behind Project Lobbied for New Commissioners

In one of their first major decisions on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), President Trump’s newly appointed commissioners Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson approved the controversial NEXUS natural gas pipeline. Yet DeSmog...Show More Summary

Former Head of Energy, Environment at ALEC, Todd Wynn, Hired by Trump Interior Department

Todd Wynn, former Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC )'s Energy Environmental and Agriculture Task Force, was recently hired by President Donald Trump to work as a senior-ranking official in the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Fossil Fuel Misinformation Helps Quash Community Effort to Ban Fracking in Youngstown, Ohio

For the first time since 2013, a group of activists in Youngstown, Ohio, has been told it cannot place an anti-fracking initiative on local ballots, due in part to a misinformation campaign from the fossil fuel industry. On October 6,...Show More Summary

Company Behind Gas Rig Explosion in Louisiana Was Sued for Degrading Coast

Clovelly Oil is not quite a household name, as far as oil and natural gas companies go, though it recently gained attention when its oil and natural gas storage rig exploded on October 15 in Louisiana. Located on Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans, Clovelly's storage facility erupted at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, injuring seven. Show More Summary

Louisiana Attorney General Says Oil, Gas Industry Deserve ‘a Break’ for First-Time Crimes

Louisiana's first-term attorney general Jeff Landry often presents himself as a staunch tough-on-crime and anti-corruption candidate, pushing his office's powers to the limits (and beyond) as he seeks to lock up offenders. But when it...Show More Summary

Trump Names Climate Denier Kathleen Hartnett-White to Head White House Environmental Council

President Donald Trump, as first reported by EnergyWire's Hannah Northey? on Twitter, has named Kathleen Hartnett-White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ ).  Hartnett-White, as previously reported by DeSmog, is a prominent...Show More Summary

Shark Tank's Steve Baxter Joins Climate Science Deniers and Islamophobes for Australian LibertyFest

What do you get when you bring together some of Australia’s most fervent climate science deniers with anti-Islam activists, fledgling right-wing political groups and an American “free market” Libertarian? The answer, apparently, is the one-day...Show More Summary

How Oil Hijacked Alberta’s Politics: Behind the Curtain With Former Liberal Leader Kevin Taft

For decades, Kevin Taft has served as a thorn in the side of Alberta’s provincial government. In his new book, Taft, who served as a Liberal MLA between 2001 and 2012, and as leader of the Alberta Liberal Party — the province’s official...Show More Summary

Top Trump Official for Pipeline Safety Profits from Selling Oil Spill Equipment

A newly appointed federal regulator charged with overseeing pipeline safety personally profits from oil spill responses, a DeSmog investigation has found. Drue Pearce is the acting administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...Show More Summary

Experts Who Sold the Idea of Oil Exports Proven Very Wrong Very Fast

As Bloomberg put it recently, today “crude oil gushes out of the U.S. like never before.”  U.S. exports of crude oil just hit a new record: nearly two million barrels per day. And while at DeSmog we predicted that “lifting the oil export...Show More Summary

Climate Scientists Attack Tony Abbott's 'Misleading' Speech to Global Warming Policy Foundation

Australian climate scientists have hit back at their former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, describing his speech to a London think tank as being laced with distortions, falsehoods, misrepresentations, and misdirection. Abbott told the contrarian...Show More Summary

It's Official: Trump Administration to Repeal Clean Power Plan

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch. Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. The Trump administration will scrap the Clean Power Plan ( CPP ), President Obama's signature environmental policy aimed at fighting climate change, confirming earlier...Show More Summary

FERC Allows Conflicted Contractor to Supervise Enbridge’s Atlantic Bridge Gas Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) is permitting a contractor with a known conflict of interest to monitor Enbridge’s Atlantic Bride natural gas project. This decision joins a growing list of apparent conflicts of interest...Show More Summary

Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do

By Gregory J. Carbone, Professor of Geography, University of South Carolina When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate change, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Show More Summary

Five Things You Need to Know About the Cancellation of the Energy East Oilsands Pipeline

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline is officially dead. Announced via press release on Thursday, the news confirmed long-held suspicions that the $15.7 billion, 4,500 km oilsands pipeline simply wouldn’t cut it in today’s economic context. But...Show More Summary

We Looked at 1,154 Climate Science Results and Found No Evidence of ‘Publication Bias’

Despite widespread acceptance of a consensus around the science of climate change, supposedly factual debates about the presence and causes of warming continue. Could climate science really be guilty of publication bias? A team of scientists led by  Johan Hollander from Lund University concluded the answer was: no. Show More Summary

TransCanada Cancels Energy East Oilsands Pipeline

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced today it will no longer be proceeding with its proposed Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects. “ After careful review of changed circumstances, we will be informing the National...Show More Summary

Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Want Government To Act On Climate Change, But There’s A Catch

New polling data provides some inspiring news about the prospects for climate change action in the United States. According to public policy polling conducted by AP - NORC and the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago,...Show More Summary

European Parliament: Say No to Fossil Fuel Lobbying at International Climate Talks

The European Parliament has agreed to push to curb the access of fossil fuel lobbyists at international climate negotiations. MEP s today voted for a motion that gives a European Parliament delegation to the UN Framework Convention of...Show More Summary

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