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Canada’s Trudeau Plans to Work with Trump Admin to Approve Keystone XL, Pump Exxon-owned Tar Sands into U.S.

At a speech given to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he intends to work with President-elect Donald Trump to approve the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL  pipeline.  The speech comes...Show More Summary

That Awkward Moment When Donald Trump's EPA Aide Christopher Horner Didn't Want to Talk About His Coal Funding

There are two things that have happened only once in my 20 years of interviewing people as a journalist and while neither were traumatic, they were both odd. Only once has someone turned and fled to avoid answering my questions. Only...Show More Summary

What Have We Learned From the Lac-Megantic Oil Train Disaster?

Brian Stevens first learned about the Lac-Megantic disaster — in which an unattended oil train caught fire and exploded, killing 47 people in the Quebec town — when he saw the news reports on TV. Stevens is currently National Rail Director...Show More Summary

Obama Banned Arctic and Atlantic Offshore Drilling and Big Oil Isn't Happy

President Obama has announced what amounts to a ban of offshore drilling in huge swaths of continental shelf in both the Alaskan Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, a decision which came after years of pushing by environmental groups. Using...Show More Summary

Nixon’s Shadow Looms Over Latest Climate Denial Bile Touted By Breitbart Echo Chamber

This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup Yesterday, for a while at least, Breitbart gave top billing to James “I need an editor” Delingpole for yet another outpouring of bile, claiming that fighting the “Green blob” will be Trump’s defining battle. Show More Summary

FERC Suggests Spectra Energy Gas Facility Would Not Pose Cancer Risk, Based on Study by Spectra Consultant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) concluded in an environmental assessment that a proposed Spectra Energy gas compressor station in a residential Massachusetts neighborhood would not increase the risk of cancer in nearby residents.  However,...Show More Summary

The Trump Administration is Filling Up With Koch Allies

On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump boasted that he had no need for the Koch brothers, claiming to have rejected meetings with them and calling his Republican primary opponents “puppets” for meeting with the Kochs. Yet,...Show More Summary

Critics Say Florida Utilities Are Building ‘Unnecessary’ Gas Infrastructure For Profit While Customers Foot Bill

On an August 2015 earnings call, Kelcy Warren, CEO of natural gas company Energy Transfer Partners, acknowledged that “the pipeline business will overbuild until the end of time.” Critics of Florida’s utilities say they believe Warren. Show More Summary

#ClimateMotivations: What Are Yours?

There are many reasons to stand up for truth; to rally against misinformation; to make your voice heard. At DeSmog, we have several. However, one of our primary drivers is holding government accountable to the people, not to the fossil fuel interests infiltrating the government. Show More Summary

Gutting The EPA Will Put Millions Of Lives, And The Economy, At Risk

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that his administration is going to be hostile towards his predecessor’s environmental policies, going as far as to promise a massive roll back of current environmental protections. This is all  under the guise of reducing bureaucratic red tape that is supposedly hindering energy development. Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Eleven Cities Showing What Bold Climate Action Looks Like

Eleven cities from around the world were celebrated recently in Mexico City at the C40 Cities Awards for their commitment to innovation in the fight against climate change. The eleven-year-old C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group brings...Show More Summary

Leaked Audio: Dakota Access Pipeline Executive Says "Election Night Changed Everything" and DAPL "Is Going Through"

Shaun King, a writer for the New York Daily News, has uploaded what appears to be a recorded audio file of Energy Transfer Partners' Chief Operating Officer saying that “election night changed everything” for the company as it relates...Show More Summary

Amid Concerns About Trump's Authoritarian Bent, Oil Executive Calls for "Strong Rule of Law"

Harold Hamm, America's richest energy billionaire and the CEO of shale driller Continental Resources,  spoke at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum last Thursday with an unusual message. “We've got a President coming in that understands the rule of law, that understands business,” Mr. Show More Summary

As Exxon CEO Tillerson is Named Secretary of State, Waterkeeper Alliance Asks EPA to Tell Company "You're Fired!"

The Waterkeeper Alliance, represented by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, submitted a 54-page petition with 358 footnotes and 448 pages containing 43 exhibits to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), calling for an end of all of its federal contracts with ExxonMobil.  ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was recently named U.S. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Aide at EPA Myron Ebell Meets with Who’s Who of Climate Science Deniers

A key figure picked to prepare the federal environment agency for life under a Donald Trump administration has met in Washington D.C. with some of the world’s most notorious and longest-serving climate science deniers. Myron Ebell, of...Show More Summary

Hundreds of Scientists and Supporters Gather to Rally Against Attacks on Science

On a gray afternoon in downtown San Francisco, hundreds of scientists and supporters held a rally to “champion the role of science in society,” while the news of President-elect Donald Trump's latest cabinet appointment of a fossil fuel...Show More Summary

Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water, Has Made Some Water Supplies "Unusable," Long-Awaited EPA Study Concludes

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it had completed its scientific report on whether fracking puts America's drinking water supplies at risk. The EPA 's conclusions were clear: fracking can harm water. And it'sShow More Summary

Rick Perry, Climate Denier and Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Board Member, Named Energy Secretary

Former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry, a boardmember of Energy Transfer Partners — owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline ( DAPL ) — has been named U.S. Secretary of Energy by President-elect Donald Trump. Perry, the former chairman...Show More Summary

How to Convince Your Neighbors Climate Change Is Real? Stop Calling Them Idiots, Says DeSmog Founder Jim Hoggan

“ Clean coal.” “Ethical oil.” How could fossil fuels that produce pollution which sickens, kills, and hospitalizes tens of thousands of Americans each year end up sounding so … desirable? Jim Hoggan, founder of DeSmog, watched these industry-funded campaigns — and an increasingly toxic public discourse around climate change — unfold in the U.S. Show More Summary

In Photos: Lessons from the Scene of the Sea Empress Oil Spill

Dr. Robin Crump had a front row seat to one of the world’s worst oil spills. Twenty years ago, on Feb. 15, 1996, the Sea Empress oil tanker ran aground on mid-channel rocks in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales. Over the course...Show More Summary

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