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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Color of Pollution: How Environmental Contamination Targets People of Color

With about 42,000 active wells, Kern County, California is home to three-quarters of California's oil drilling and 95 percent of the state’s hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activity. This mainly rural region is the largest oil-producing...Show More Summary

Sinking Tarballs, Whale Collisions: Potential Impacts of Energy East on the U.S. Coast Detailed in New Report

You know you’ve got the attention of the fossil fuel industry when the Financial Post’s Claudia Cattaneo pens a dismissive column about your efforts. On Tuesday, Cattaneo — recently dubbed “everyone’s favorite oil and gas shill” by American...Show More Summary

At Federal Energy Conference, Forecasts Predict Bright Future for Fossil Fuels

This year’s annual Energy Information Administration conference started off on a somewhat positive note with a presentation by Dr. John Holdren, the Obama administration director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Top Energy Aide Could Profit From GOP-Promised Keystone XL Permit

Harold Hamm — founder and CEO of Continental Resources, top energy aide for Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump and Trump's possible choice for energy secretary — may stand to gain from a cross-border permit of TransCananda's...Show More Summary

Conservative Organizations Pushing Republican Politicos And Media Outlets To Accept Climate Change As Reality

The Republican convention in Cleveland has come to a close, and the official platform of the Party for 2016 maintains the Party’s continued refusal to act on climate change. The Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, openly...Show More Summary

Over 10,000 Climate Protesters March in Philadelphia on Day Before Democratic National Convention

Thousands of climate activists, public health advocates and others arrived in the streets before the first day of the Democratic National Convention, despite blazing heat that was just one degree shy of the hottest July 24 on record in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Heartland Institute Tries To Reshape Its 'Unabomber Billboard' Image With Hyper Patriotism

It was renowned English writer Samuel Johnson who once said “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Unfortunately, the original context of his quote has been lost to history, but he did clarify during his life that he was not referring to patriotism in general, just false patriotism. Show More Summary

Did Industry Ties Lead Democratic Party Platform Committee to Nix Fracking Ban?

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the controversial horizontal drilling technique used to extract oil and gas in shale basins around the U.S. and the world — has sat at the center of the debate over the Democratic Party's draft platform...Show More Summary

Beyond Melania, Plagiarism Denial From Politicians, Climate Deniers

Three deadly sins in academe and journalism are Falsification, Fabrication and Plagiarism ( FFP ). 1  Political speechwriters normally take great pains to avoid obvious text-copy plagiarism, 2 but on Monday Melania Trump's speech plagiarized text from Michelle Obama. Show More Summary

Planned Gas Pipeline Construction on East Coast Puts Climate at Risk: Report

Nineteen now-pending pipeline projects, if constructed, would let enough natural gas flow out of the Appalachian basin to cause the entire US to blow through its climate pledges, ushering the world into more than 2 degrees Celsius of...Show More Summary

Hawaii Utilities Commission Shoots Down Plan To Import LNG from B.C.

Count on Hawaii — tied for No. 1 as the the state with the highest percentage of renewable energy — to deliver yet another blow to B.C.’s lofty liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) ambitions. On July 15, the state’s public utilities commission...Show More Summary

Rail Industry Requests Massive Loophole in Oil-by-Rail Safety To Extend Bomb Trains Well Beyond 2025

In the most recent oil-by-rail accident in Mosier, Oregon the Federal Rail Administration ( FRA ) concluded that the tank cars involved — the jacketed CPC -1232 type —  “performed as expected.” So an oil train derailing at the relatively...Show More Summary

Another Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Renews Calls to Shut Down Facility

Nine months after the blowout that led to the largest emission of the greenhouse gas methane in U.S. history another leak was discovered at the same facility, the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility north of Los Angeles. The leaking...Show More Summary

Smoke and Fumes: Six Decades of Oil-Tobacco Nexus of Deception and Attacks on Science

The Center for International Environmental Law ( CIEL ) today expanded its website SmokeandFumes.org, featuring a new video and more internal industry documents dating back to the 1950s that reveal the nexus between the oil and tobacco...Show More Summary

Former Inspectors Describe Dangerous Flaws in Construction of Major East Coast Gas Pipeline

In April, a massive explosion ripped through rural Salem Township, Pennsylvania when natural gas from a pipeline buried in a field suddenly ignited. The Salem Township explosion offers a glimpse at how dangerous a natural gas pipeline...Show More Summary

Climate Activists And Labor Unions Unite To Stop Donald Trump

If elected President of the United States, Donald Trump would be the only leader in the industrialized world who openly denies the existence of climate change. Not only could a Trump presidency be a disaster for the environment, butShow More Summary

While Reviewing Spectra Energy Gas Pipeline Project, FERC Contractor Did Not Disclose Its Hiring by Spectra for Five Other Projects

In a potential conflict of interest, a contractor hired by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) to review a proposed Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline project had already been working for the company it was reviewing on a different but interconnected pipeline. Show More Summary

‘Climate Inaction Figures’ Campaign Launches To Combat Anti-Science Absurdity, Promote a Price On Carbon

The cloak of denial, an anti-science shield, the Koch Brothers’ chest full of money, and James Inhofe’s weapon of choice, a spiked snowball. These are some of the accessories that come with the newly announced Climate Inaction Figures:...Show More Summary

The Koch and Exxon Funded Think Tanks Supporting, and Being Courted by, Britain’s Brexit Campaigners

The Republican National Convention kicks off this week in Cleveland, Ohio and among the crowd clamouring to see Donald Trump will be one man who crossed the Atlantic to be there: Nigel Farage. The former head of the UK Independence Party...Show More Summary

Australia Appoints “Mr Coal” As New Climate Change Minister

Australia’s new climate change minister is an MP once dubbed “Mr Coal” who believes the climate polluting fossil fuel is the secret to lifting the world's poorest countries out of poverty. Re-elected conservative Prime Minister Malcolm...Show More Summary

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