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Bakken Oil Now Flowing in Dakota Access Pipeline But Oil Trains to Remain on Tracks

By Steve Horn and Justin Mikulka One of the arguments often made for building more oil pipelines is that they will lead to fewer trains hauling oil, with proponents further positing that pipelines are safer than oil trains. With oilShow More Summary

After Los Angeles Youth Sued City for Discriminatory Drilling Practices, the Oil Industry Sued Back

Los Angeles is a city built on oil, and even today more than a thousand derricks still pump it from the shallow reserves beneath the city. While some oil wells are camouflaged behind colorfully painted towers or bland beige structures...Show More Summary

Firm Hired by FERC to Review Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline Linked to Project’s Main Environmental Contractor

A contractor working for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) in its environmental review of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline has ties to the project’s leading environmental contractor, DeSmog has found. Merjent, a Minneapolis-based...Show More Summary

Trump's Energy and Climate Change Order: Seven Essential Reads

By Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. On March 28 President Trump signed an executive order that launched a broad assault on policies put in place by the Obama administration to reduce carbon pollution. Show More Summary

Carter Page, Trump Aide With Russia Ties, Is Also an Energy Scholar: Here's What He's Written

Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, has been mentioned repeatedly in news coverage about the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.   Page owns...Show More Summary

6 Charts That Show Trump Isn’t Stopping the Renewable Energy Revolution Any Time Soon

The solar industry was responsible for creating one out of every 50 new jobs in the U.S. last year and the country’s fastest-growing occupation is wind turbine technician — so no matter one’s feelings on climate change, the renewable energy train has left the station, according to a new report.  “ It’s at the point of great return. Show More Summary

Media Matters Report Shows Stunning Lack of Climate Change Coverage on TV Networks in 2016

A new report from Media Matters for America details the astounding lack of coverage of climate change from major U.S. television news outlets in 2016. According to the report, there was an overall decrease in coverage, dropping about...Show More Summary

House Science Committee Hearing Pits Three Fringe Climate Deniers Against Mainstream Climate Scientist Michael Mann

Hearings of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology have officially turned into theater to stage climate science denial. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the committee’s Twitter feed, which has...Show More Summary

Maryland Passes Ban Bill, Will Become Third State to Block Fracking

In a historic vote Monday night, Maryland's Senate passed a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — expected to be signed into law by the state's Republican governor — making the state the third in the U.S. to reject the controversial technique. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Jeopardizes America’s Global Position By Reversing US Climate Policy

During the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, a common theme among the candidates was that the U.S. needed to scale back efforts to combat climate change because one country can’t go it alone. The candidates’ thoughts were that other countries were still polluting, so why should the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump Kingmakers Rebekah and Robert Mercer Attended Heartland Institute's Climate Science Denial Conference

Standing in front of a crowd of influential climate science deniers and conspiracy theorists, Myron Ebell was in a triumphant mood. “ It’s the people who have worked persistently against global warming alarmism that made this election possible,” said Ebell, referring to the election of Donald J. Show More Summary

As Exxon Pushes Gulf Refinery During March Madness Ad Blitz, Facility Offered $1.4B Tax Break

ExxonMobil has engaged in a March advertising blitz, repeatedly airing a new commercial during national cable news channel breaks and prominently, during TV timeouts during the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) Division...Show More Summary

Does 'Green Energy' Have Hidden Health and Environmental Costs?

By  Edgar Hertwich, Anders Arvesen, Sangwon Suh, and  Thomas Gibon. There are a number of available low-carbon technologies to generate electricity. But are they really better than fossil fuels and nuclear power? To answer that question,...Show More Summary

Introducing Biochar: Climate Change Solution or Greenwash Nightmare?

After years of investigating biochar, which promoters have touted as a potential climate change fix, DeSmog is releasing its findings on the science, claims, and controversy surrounding this approach to sequestering carbon.  Biochar is...Show More Summary

Heartland Institute Award Winner Compares Work of Climate Science Deniers to 9/11 Firefighters

An award winner at a flagship conference for climate science deniers has compared their work to the heroics of firefighters during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. Greeted with applause, the statement was made by University of...Show More Summary

Improving Gas Mileage Will Cost up to 40 Percent Less than EPA Estimated: New Report

It may be far cheaper than previously estimated for American car manufacturers to meet fuel efficiency standards — slashing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and helping drivers keep the cost of filling their gas tanks...Show More Summary

What The Oilsands Sell-Off Actually Means

The last few months have been marked by some massive shifts in the oilsands. In December, there was the $830 million Statoil sale to Athabasca Oil, followed in January and February by the writing down of billions of barrels of reserves...Show More Summary

How a Libertarian Think Tank Is Trying to Correct the 'Degenerate' Climate Science Debate in Washington, DC

There are lots of attributes that seem to work as reliable predictors that a person or group will reject the science of human-caused climate change and the risks that come from it. In recent years, for example, being a Republican orShow More Summary

Facts And Evidence Matter In Confronting Climate Crisis

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Show More Summary

Two Ethanol Trains Derail — and One Explodes — as Industry Embraces Riskier Practices

On March 8, a train pulling 80 tank cars of ethanol derailed in Providence, Rhode Island. Luckily, no ethanol was spilled and no one was injured. However, activists immediately began calling for a halt to these “unit trains” of ethanol into and out of the city, noting the potential risks to the community. Show More Summary

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