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Christmas Parade in the Shadow of an Oil Refinery

The city of Norco, Louisiana, 25 miles from New Orleans, held its annual Christmas parade on December 7th. It is situated on the east bank of the Mississippi River, along the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that is know to...Show More Summary

Harvard Professor Tribe Makes Peabody Coal’s Case Against Clean Power Plan in The Wall Street Journal

This is a guest post by Climate Nexus. While many legal experts have already picked apart his argument, Harvard Professor Laurence H. Tribe took his analysis on behalf of the world’s largest privately held coal company against the  EPA...Show More Summary

Climax Denied As Climate Denial Group Hits Repeat At UN Climate Talks in Lima

You know that weird sensation when you experience something and you immediately get the feeling you’ve seen that very same thing before? No, I’m not talking about déjà vu. I’m talking about watching a press conference from climate science...Show More Summary

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

This week, New York Governor Cuomo announced that his state would ban fracking, due in large part to concerns about impacts on public health. But right across the border in Pennsylvania, one of the fastest-moving shale booms in the country...Show More Summary

Breaking: Fracking Permits Issued in Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources ( DNR ) issued a drilling permit for Helis Oil and Gas today, bringing the company one step closer to realizing its ambition to frack in St. Tammany Parish. Public outcry against fracking in St. Show More Summary

New EPA Coal Ash Regulations Are Not Enough To Stop The Next Coal Ash Spill

The Environmental Protection Agency released long-awaited coal ash regulations today, the first rules ever to be imposed on the storage and disposal of the toxic waste left over after burning coal for electricity—the second largest industrial...Show More Summary

Top Five UK Fracking Moments of 2014

DeSmog UK has compiled a list of the top 5 fracking moments of 2014 for our #FrackingFriday series – complete with controversial government reforms, industry blunders and the defining moments of a debate that has exacerbated the relationship...Show More Summary

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

DeSmogBlog recently revealed how Big Oil's lobbyists snuck expedited permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on public lands into the National Defense Authorization Act ( NDAA ) of 2015, which passed in the U.S. House and Senate...Show More Summary

Fracking Bans in Quebec and New York Should Give B.C. Premier Christy Clark Pause

Two big blows to the natural gas industry have come in less than 24 hours, with both the province of Quebec and New York state effectively banning shale gas extraction over concerns with the process of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”).  Fracking...Show More Summary

What Americans Don’t Know About Climate Change Could Be Really Bad For Their Health

When it comes to the health impacts of global warming, Americans are woefully uninformed. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate...Show More Summary

New York Governor Cuomo to Ban Fracking in State, Citing Health Threats

Several news outlets and the Twittersphere are abuzz with the news that New York State is set to ban fracking in 2015. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced the forthcoming ban — making permanent the existing moratorium...Show More Summary

David Cameron: 'People Are Fed Up With Wind Farms But Fracking Should Get Going’

People are “fed up with so many wind farms being built”, Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons Liaison Committee yesterday, saying “enough is enough”. The prime minister called for an end to onshore wind subsidies, saying...Show More Summary

Newspapers Complicit In Selling Phony “War On Coal”

U.S. newspapers are helping conservatives push their misleading “war on coal” narrative, according to a new report. There are a number of reasons why the U.S. newspapers are helping conservatives push their misleading “war on coal” narrative, according to a new report. Show More Summary

Climate Legacy: Report Offers Stark Reminder Why Fossil Fuel Industry Is So Intent To Avoid Accountability For Pollution

If the governments of the world get serious about tackling climate change and adopt aggressive limits on global warming emissions, many fossil fuel companies’ could see their assets become stranded, forcing them to fundamentally change...Show More Summary

Immigration and Terrorism Will Increase With Climate Change, Says Military Leader

Climate change will lead to terrorism and increased immigration into the UK as millions are displaced by rising seas, a senior military figure warned as the Lima climate talks entered their final hours. Displaced and marginalized climate...Show More Summary

Calls to Ban Bomb Trains Ramp Up While Communities Await New Regulations

Earthjustice has challenged the Department of Transportation’s denial of a petition by Sierra Club and Forest Ethics to ban the transportation of Bakken crude oil in DOT -111 tank cars. “ Most of the explosive crude oil on U.S. rails...Show More Summary

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the  Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4  U.S. House of Representatives' 300-119 up-vote and  now awaits President Barack Obama's signature. The 1,648-page piece of pork...Show More Summary

Climate Negotiations Should Stop Focusing On “Burden Sharing” And Start Focusing On Sustainable Development: Report

While a key element of negotiations aimed at achieving an international agreement for combating climate change has understandably been fair treatment of all parties, there has been too narrow a focus on “burden-sharing” and “atmospheric...Show More Summary

California Communities Fighting Back Against Prospect Of 25-Fold Crude-By-Rail Increase

This is a guest post by Tara Lohan that originally appeared on Faces Of Fracking, a project of the CEL Climate Lab in partnership with Grist that was launched to capture the stories of concerned residents who live on the front linesShow More Summary

John Kerry Slams Climate Deniers at COP 20, Emphasizes 97% Consensus, Mum on KXL

“ What happens if the climate skeptics are wrong? Catastrophe.”  Those were the words of Secretary of State John Kerry here in Lima today as he addressed the COP 20 climate talks on the need to foster global action to address climate change.  Secretary...Show More Summary

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