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Delta 5 Trial Set To Make History With “Necessity Defense” for Climate Action

Attachment Size Brockway Judge first Order rejecting experts 1 4 16.pdf 7.52 MB Brockway joint brief to reconsider re necessity defense 1 6 16.pdf 155.44 KB In September 2014, five individuals — now known as the Delta 5 — blockaded a train transporting Bakken shale oil at the Delta rail yard in Everett, Washington. Show More Summary

TransCanada Hoping Bad Trade Deal Will Make Keystone XL A Reality

TransCanada is suing the U.S. government for blocking the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  The company argued in their federal court filings that President Obama had overstepped his Constitutional powers in putting the brakes...Show More Summary

Rice University’s Baker Institute and the Academic Cover It Provides for Fossil Fuel Interests

When thinking about influential academic policy think tanks, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy doesn’t necessarily come first to mind. Slowly and steadily, however, the institute has turned into one of the nation’s most powerful outfits. Show More Summary

2015 Ranked As Second Hottest Year On Record

According to the numbers, 2015 ranked as the second hottest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ( NOAA ) said that the average temperature in the United States for 2015 was 54.4 degrees Fahrenheit, whichShow More Summary

Porter Ranch Methane Leak: Business As Usual Leads to State of Emergency

The ongoing Aliso Canyon methane leak in California — which finally earned a declaration of a state of emergency by Governor Jerry Brown — is a repeat of a story we have seen many times before. A history of lax oversight by state regulators. Show More Summary

California Finally Declares State Of Emergency Over Methane Leak That Forced Evacuation Of Thousands

Methane first started leaking from Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage facility on October 23, two and a half months ago. More than 2,300 homes have been evacuated in nearby Porter Ranch, a suburb of Los Angeles, and many...Show More Summary

Armed Occupation of Oregon National Wildlife Refuge Has Roots In Anti-Environmental Movement

This is a guest post by Kert Davies originally published at PolluterWatch. Last weekend when an armed group of men in eastern Oregon occupied building within a National Wildlife Refuge to protest the jailing of a rancher for FederalShow More Summary

Study Finds The 'Era of Climate Science Denial Is Not Over'

Conservative think tanks in the United States are a sort of “ground zero” for the production of doubt about the links between fossil fuel burning and dangerous climate change. These think tanks produce reports, hold conferences, write...Show More Summary

Our Voices And Actions Bring Hope For The Year Ahead

This is a guest post by David Suzuki.  Like any year, 2015 had its share of good and bad, tragedy and beauty, hope and despair. It’s difficult not to get discouraged by events like the Syrian war and refugee crisis, violent outbreaks in Beirut, Paris, Burundi, the U.S. Show More Summary

Scientists Slam Movie Clip from Marc Morano’s Climate Hustle Documentary as “Patently Stupid” and Misleading

Marc Morano has been promising that his new documentary Climate Hustle will be released in theatres across the United States early in 2016. Whether or not the full-time climate science denialist will be able to make good his promiseShow More Summary

Breaking: TransCanada’s Hopes For “Zombie” Keystone XL Pipeline Revived As South Dakota Validates Expired Permit

The South Dakota Public Utility Commission ( PUC ) voted unanimously to keep TransCanada’s hopes for the Keystone XL pipeline alive by validating its permit certification that expired in 2014.  Chris Nelson, the chair of the commission, concluded TransCanada could still meet all the conditions of its expired permit. Show More Summary

Ivar Giaever: Nobel Icon For Climate Deniers, and Philip Morris

Sensible Nobel laureates study new topics before offering strong opinions on them. For example, at nearby Stanford, Burton Richter “retired” from high-energy physics, and kept contributing, as in talks, book and energy efficiency project. Show More Summary

Fight for BC's Central Walbran Valley Reignited As Government Allows Old-Growth Logging

This is a guest post by Daniel J. Pierce. The early 1990s was a pivotal time for the forest industry and for forest activism in British Columbia. Massive demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience resulted in hundreds of arrests in Clayoquot Sound in response to large-scale clear-cutting on the west coast of B.C. Show More Summary

Emails: US Government Faciliated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas ( LNG ) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of theShow More Summary

Record-Breaking 2015 Temperatures Connected To Ongoing Fish Kill on Mississippi Beaches

Cleanup crews were dispatched to beaches in Hancock County, Mississippi, on December 27th to remove over a thousand dead fish and the remains of other animals. Scientists attributed the fish kill to a “red tide” algae bloom that took hold in early December. Show More Summary

2015 In Review: A Great Year For The Environment

Environmental victories are rare. Even with mounting scientific evidence that reckless human activities are endangering our future, politicians and corporations have continued to run roughshod over the planet, destroying the very home...Show More Summary

During Paris Climate Summit, Obama Signed Exxon-, Koch-Backed Bill Expediting Pipeline Permits

Just over a week before the U.S. signed the Paris climate agreement at the conclusion of the COP 21 United Nations summit, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law with a provision that expedites permitting of oil and gas pipelines...Show More Summary

The Fakery of the Paris ‘Red Carpet’ Premiere of Marc Morano’s Climate Hustle Film

From a certain angle and with a sympathetic camera positioned just right, a triumphant Marc Morano emerges from a stretch white limo and raises his hand to an out-of-shot Paris crowd as he hits the red carpet for the world premiere of...Show More Summary

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exports Iran's Oil

The American Petroleum Institute ( API ) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so whyShow More Summary

"Miracle of American Oil": Continental Resources Courted Corporate Media to Sell Oil Exports

A document published by the Public Relations Society of America,  discovered by DeSmog,  reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting...Show More Summary

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