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Sick of Enviro Documentaries? Why You Should Still Watch Disruption

This is a guest post by Zach Roberts. As a documentary producer, I watch more than my fair share of environmental protest documentaries — probably about 20 a year. And almost all of them have the same, vague message: we need to do something! Their...Show More Summary

Workers at Fracked Wells Exposed to Benzene, CDC Warns Amid Mounting Evidence of Shale Jobs' Dangers

For years, the oil and gas industry has worked to convince Americans that the rush to drill shale wells across the country will not only provide large corporations with lavish profits, but will also create enormous numbers of attractive...Show More Summary

Shale Industry Resorts to Conspiracy Theories to Explain Opposition to Fracking

As evidence mounts concerning the hazards of fracking, the oil and gas industry is increasingly trying to redirect public discussion of the topic, focusing instead on the funding behind the environmental groups rather than the actual...Show More Summary

Bomb Trains Keep Rolling While Congressional Committee Bickers About Bakken Crude

When DeSmogBlog reported last week that no actual petroleum scientists would be testifying at the congressional science committee’s hearing on the characteristics of Bakken crude oil, we knew the hearing was unlikely to make any substantial...Show More Summary

Future of Our Climate Depends on Next Fifteen Years of Investment, New Report States

Investments in renewable energies and low-carbon infrastructure can help the environment and the economy at the same time, says a comprehensive new report released Tuesday. The report — Better Growth Better Climate — found that about...Show More Summary

Republican Senators Push Manhattan Institute's Dirty Energy Propaganda Paper

Two Republican members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be releasing a white paper later this week that will allegedly make the case that “regulations” and legislation that “raises energy costs” is damaging America’s underclass.  Senators...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Plant Agrees to Stop Dumping Partially-Treated Fracking Wastewater in River After Lengthy Lawsuit

A Pennsylvania wastewater treatment plant alleged to have dumped toxic and radioactive materials into the Allegheny River has agreed to construct a new treatment facility, under a settlement announced Thursday with an environmental organization...Show More Summary

Denier Lord Lawson’s Fight Against Wind Farms Proves Quixotic

Lord Lawson and the Global Warming Policy Foundation have blasted foreign owned wind farms but there is one Polish company supported by a Tory lord which is doing very well out of renewables “ If you tried to devise the most costly and...Show More Summary

Speeding Up Renewable Energy Access Critical for Climate, Health and Economy: Report

Renewable energies are increasingly seen as the best solution to a growing global population demanding affordable access to electricity while reducing the need for toxic fossil fuels that are creating unsustainable levels of greenhouse...Show More Summary

Hayek, Keynes and the Seeds of Denial: "This is the Thing We Need at the Moment - to Fight Keynes!"

Hayek is the intellectual inspiration for neoliberal think tanks and their war against Socialism, government regulation and, today, climate science. But are these tankers really faithful to his ideas? As our story unfolds we will see...Show More Summary

I Bought Richard Tol’s 'Climate Economics' So You Don’t Have To - It’s Dull and Dangerous

The Sussex University economist has aligned himself with climate denial and his tweets are highly entertaining - shame this book is so damn conventional. Professor Richard Tol has authored a ruthlessly conventional £57 textbook on the economics of climate change. Show More Summary

Exxon to Shareholders: No Carbon Bubble Risk Here. Carbon Tracker to Exxon: Really?

Still own some Exxon Mobil stock and been dithering about divestment? You’re leaving money on the table, and exposing your portfolio to severe risks that the company itself is underestimating. That’s according to a new report published...Show More Summary

Subsidizing Carbon Craziness: How Taxpayer Dollars for Capturing Carbon Greenwash Dirty Energy

This is a guest post by Anna Simonton published with permission from Oil Change International  The dirt roads of Penwell, Texas, criss cross overgrown lots littered with the detritus of a bygone oil boom that petered out in the 1940s. Show More Summary

David Suzuki Headlines DeSmog Canada's Kickstarter Campaign to Clean Up Canada's Climate and Energy Debate

DeSmog Canada is excited to announce the launch of our new crowdfunding campaign: “Let’s Clean Up Canada’s Climate and Energy Debate.” For the past 18 months, DeSmog Canada has delivered cutting-edge investigative journalism to clean up Canada's polluted public square and foster science-based debate on climate and energy issues. Show More Summary

Coal Lobbyist Jeff Holmstead Disqualified by Federal Judge in Ameren Pollution Lawsuit

Originally published on PolluterWatch Jeff Holmstead, perhaps the nation's prime example of a revolving door lobbyist, was dismissed by a federal judge as an expert witness in a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...Show More Summary

California Refinery Gets Green Light for Five Times As Much Bakken Crude By Rail

The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved Alon USA Energy's plan to expand the rail terminal at its Bakersfield, CA refinery to receive five times as much crude oil by train. Alon USA, which is based in Texas, hopes to take advantage of North America's booming oil production. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Prisoners Poisoned By Coal Ash

Life in a prison is probably not the safest environment for a person.  But for prisoners in Pennsylvania, life just got a lot more dangerous. According to a new report, inmates at State Correctional Institution Fayette in LaBelle, Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

From Neoliberalism to Climate Denial: “You must start with beliefs. Yes, always with beliefs."

The first part of our epic history of climate denial opens with our hero's harrowing experience during the Battle of Britain and the war against totalitarianism His parachute was engulfed in flames. Antony Fisher and his younger brother...Show More Summary

North America Can Say Goodbye to Half its Birds if Rising GHG Emissions Aren’t Stopped

An alarming new study published Tuesday by the National Audubon Society says that almost half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada are already threatened by climate change. The study — Audubon’s Birds and Climate...Show More Summary

Trust Me, You'll Want to Hear George Marshall Talk About "Multivalent" Climate Change

Eight years ago, climate communications expert George Marshall picked up a copy of The Independent from his doorstep on a Saturday morning. Looking at the front cover of that magazine, he said, got him thinking about the “peculiarities”...Show More Summary

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