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Blog Post Archive

The Mystery Man Behind Monckton’s Conversion to Climate Denial

This DeSmog UK epic history post reveals the identity of the man behind Lord Monckton’s eccentric climate denial. Lord Monckton hoisted himself into centre stage of the denier circus in November 2006 with a double-page feature in the...Show More Summary

Big Oil Can Survive Low Prices, The Climate Can’t

This is a guest post by Lukas Ross from Friends of the Earth. Last week seemed like a bad time to be Big Oil. As the world’s biggest energy companies announced their quarterly results, billions in profits still managed to disappoint shareholders. Show More Summary

How Shell Lobbied to Stop EU Renewable Energy Targets

This has been cross-posted from Energydesk. A group of the EU ’s largest energy companies – including oil and gas giants Shell and Norway’s Statoil – formed an alliance to lobby against a new EU renewable target according to documents...Show More Summary

Key Greenhouse Gas Study May Have "Systematically Understated" Methane Leaks, New Research Shows

A widely cited study on the amount of methane leaking from oil and gas sites, including fracked wells, shows signs of a major flaw, a newly published peer-reviewed paper concludes. “The University of Texas reported on a campaign to measure...Show More Summary

Costa Rica Aims For Carbon Neutrality By 2021, But Plans $1.5 Billion Oil Refinery

This is a guest post by Diego Arguedas Ortiz. Costa Rica’s plan to build a $1.5 billion oil refinery, a joint venture with China’s state-owned petroleum company China National Petroleum Corporation, continues to cast doubt on the country’s...Show More Summary

Can You Guess How Climate Deniers Reacted to the Stern Review on Climate Change Economics?

In this DeSmog UK epic history post, we recall the climate denial backlash to the influential Stern Review, which called climate change the greatest market failure ever seen. Tony Blair heeded an appeal made by Lord Lawson and the climate...Show More Summary

Richard Tol's Gremlins Continue to Undermine His Work

This is a guest post by Brandon Shollenberger  Global warming is, if you'll forgive the pun, possibly the most heated topic of debate this century.  While most debate over it focuses on extreme weather, sea level rise and climatic events,...Show More Summary

Permits Required to Build TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline in Jeopardy As Hearings Reveal Missteps

TransCanada’s decision to purchase all of the pipe needed to complete the Keystone XL Pipeline before receiving a presidential permit could prove a costly mistake. Not only is President Obama expected to reject the permit TransCanada...Show More Summary

Wind Farm Subsidies Bad; Farm Subsidies Good

Climate deniers have huffed and puffed in their war against wind farms in Britain, claiming that environmental subsidies are a pernicious evil taxing the poor and distorting the market And their cries were heard. In June, the Department for Energy and Climate Change ( DECC ) blocked subsidies for new onshore windfarms. Show More Summary

Once Burned, Twice Shy? Utica Shale Touted to Investors As Shale Drillers Continue Posting Losses

For the past several weeks, the drilling industry — hammered by bad financial results — has begun promoting its next big thing: the Utica shale, generating the sort of headlines you might have seen five years ago, when the shale drilling rush was gaining speed. Show More Summary

Blankenship Lawyers Fight To Keep Mine Explosion Discussion Out Of Criminal Trial

As jury selection begins for the trial of coal baron Don Blankenship, his team of lawyers are doing everything possible to prevent prosecuting attorneys from mentioning the Upper Big Branch mine explosion that claimed the lives of 29...Show More Summary

California Father Sues State Over New Fracking Rules That Discriminate Against Latino Children

A California family is suing the state for failing to protect their children from fracking. At issue are the state’s new fracking regulations, which went into effect on July 1. Rodrigo Romo, the named plaintiff in the suit, says theShow More Summary

Coal Ash Coming To Groundwater Supplies Near You! Thank Your Congress

Congress adjourned at the end of this week for their annual August vacation, and as usual, they used this last week of July to push their most extreme anti-environment legislation. One of the main goals of the industry-funded House of...Show More Summary

Thousands Of California Injection Wells Might Be Polluting L.A. Drinking Water, But State Won’t Release Results Of Investigation

Attachment Size DOGGR Letter to US EPA covering 7-15-15 submittal 215.38 KB Attachment 2, Plan for Class II Improvements 359.8 KB California oil and gas regulators still embroiled in controversy over their “corrupt, inept, and woefully...Show More Summary

Edelman's Ties to Fracking and Climate Denial Still Cause for Concern, New Petitions Show

Edelman PR ’s credibility continues to wane as two separate petitions highlight the company’s ongoing support for the fossil fuel industry – in particular, its relationship as secretariat to the Task Force on Shale Gas. Anti-fracking...Show More Summary

TransCanada Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence As South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes Over Pipeline Corrosion, Market Demand

Attachment Size direct testimony of David Diakow (01879658x9FB59).pdf 450.56 KB corey-goulet-transcanada-testimony.pdf 152.27 KB TransCanadaKeystone Root Cause Report_ Feb 15 ver1docx _2_.pdf 2.41 MB Holes too big to fix were poked in TransCanada’s narrative that its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built. Show More Summary

Alaskans to Commemorate Anniversary of Mount Polley Mine Disaster as Similar Accidents Predicted to Increase

One year after 24 million cubic metres of mine sludge and water swept into rivers and lakes below Imperial Metal’s Mount Polley mine in B.C., Southeast Alaskans will gather to commemorate the tailings pond breach and bless the Stikine River. Those at the Aug. Show More Summary

Environmental Group Launches Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Pipeline Safety Planning

One of the country's largest environmental groups has accused the federal government of failing to follow pipeline safety planning laws, alleging that for more than two decades the Department of Transportation ( DOT ) has illegally allowed...Show More Summary

That Time When the Rockefellers Called on ExxonMobil to Stop Funding Climate Denial

This DeSmog UK epic history post follows the call made by the original American oil barons – the Rockefellers – for ExxonMobil to stop funding climate denial. The concerns about ExxonMobil’s climate denial raised by Bob Ward, the then...Show More Summary

Climate Professor Peter Wadhams Says He Does Not Think Colleagues Were Murdered

Does UK climate scientist and sea ice researcher Professor Peter Wadhams think three of his peers were assassinated? If you’ve read the story as it quickly spread across the conservative media in recent days, then your answer to this...Show More Summary

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