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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Climate Change
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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

U.S. EPA Deined Late Participation in Kinder Morgan Hearings, Exposes Shortcomings of New NEB Process

The Canadian National Energy Board (NEB) rejected a request this month from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the deadline to apply as a participant in the public hearings on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oilShow More Summary

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: New Film from Center for Media and Democracy

On Tuesday, the Center for Media and Democracy released a new short film that sets out to debunk the many false claims — the films calls them "pipeLIES" — used by promoters of the Keystone XL pipeline. These industry talking points,Show More Summary

Triple Divide: Interview with Mark Ruffalo on Fracking Documentary

"Triple Divide" is a timely cautionary documentary about the fracking industry in Pennsylvania. Clean water is the star of this film. The toxic impact of the fracking industry is the villain. The film is a PublicHerald.org production,...Show More Summary

Past Time to Close Loophole That Exempts Oil by Rail Companies from Spill Response Planning

In 2013, with the rapid expansion in the use of rail to transport crude oil, we learned that there was a huge increase in the the amount of oil spilled as a result of rail incidents.   Just two weeks ago, a train derailed near Pittsburg and spilled 4,000 gallons. Show More Summary

Gulf Of Mexico: Open For Dirty Energy Exploitation Again

It has been nearly four years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and neither the dirty energy industry nor politicians in Washington, D.C. have learned anything from that tragedy. Show More Summary

Colorado Becomes First State to Regulate Methane Pollution from Fracking

Colorado has become the first U.S. state to pass rules regulating methane air pollution from drilling and fracking operations. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted 8-1 on Sunday, February 23, 2014 to require oil and...Show More Summary

Cold Weather Brings Wild Swings in Natural Gas Prices Despite Shale Gas Rush

Last year, natural gas prices hit record lows and shale gas promoters confidently predicted a bright future of stable low prices, making the fuel the best choice for home heating and electrical generation alike. But last year was also marked by an unusually mild winter amid a still-sluggish economy. Show More Summary

Earthquakes Rattle Texas Towns in the Barnett Shale

Daniel Hogan thought he heard a sonic boom when a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Azle, Texas, last November. His home sustained damage — broken windows, cracked walls, damaged plumbing and foundation — but he did not have earthquake insurance to cover the repairs. Show More Summary

David Suzuki: Trading Water For Fuel is Fracking Crazy

This is a guest post by David Suzuki It would be difficult to live without oil and gas. But it would be impossible to live without water. Yet, in our mad rush to extract and sell every drop of gas and oil as quickly as possible, we’re...Show More Summary

There’s No Debate About Climate Change Denial

This is a guest post by Charles W. Elliott, Esq. Fact and fantasy took the stage at this past Sunday’s CBS “Meet the Press”. Bill Nye and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R. Tenn.) appeared for a so-called “debate” on climate change. Bill Nye is best known for his educational science program “Bill Nye the Science Guy”. Show More Summary

Michael Mann: Canadians Should Fight Harper's War on Science and the U.S. Should Help

This is a guest post by distinguished climatologist Michael Mann. The article originally appeared on The Mark News. The scientific community has long warned that environmental issues, especially climate change, need to be a global concern. Show More Summary

We Need a Surgeon General’s Report for Fracked Gas Exports at Cove Point

This is a guest post by Katie Huffling, Mike Tidwell, and Joelle Novey Fifty years ago the US Surgeon General’s report on cigarettes and lung cancer changed America forever. Before the report, Americans generally thought smoking wasShow More Summary

CCS Series: Government Subsidies Keep Alberta’s CCS Pipe Dream Afloat

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on carbon capture and storage. Read Part 1, Alberta's Carbon Capture and Storage Plan Stagnate as Carbon Price Lags. As Alberta falls behind on its goal to capture 30 million tonnesShow More Summary

Climate Change Denier Roy Spencer Says People Who Use Word 'Denier' Are 'Global Warming Nazis'

Prince Charles is a “global warming Nazi” and, apparently, so is U.S. President Barack Obama. That’s according to Dr. Roy Spencer, one of the world’s most often cited deniers of the risks of human-caused climate change. In a blog post...Show More Summary

CCS Series: Alberta’s Carbon Capture and Storage Plans Stagnate as Carbon Price Lags

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on carbon capture and storage. Part 2, Government Subsidies Keep Alberta's CCS Dream Afloat will follow tomorrow. Alberta is falling behind on its goal to capture 30 million tonnes of...Show More Summary

CNRL Releases New, Lower Cold Lake Oil Spill Estimates

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released new figures tallying the total volume of bitumen emulsion recovered at the Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) Primrose site in Cold Lake, Alta. The new total — 1,177 cubic metres or...Show More Summary

Peabody Energy Faces Popular Revolt at Illinois EPA Coal Hearing

Last night, at an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency hearing about a water quality permit for the expansion of a Peabody Energy strip mine in Rocky Branch, IL, local residents made it clear that they've had enough of the coal industry's...Show More Summary

FOX Alert: O'Reilly Factor Producer Asks DeSmogBlog to Provide Best Arguments Against Global Warming

Look out, folks. Bill O'Reilly is about to talk about global warming again on the O'Reilly Factor. Of course, he's already reached his conclusion that "Nobody can control the climate but God."  It's just that he doesn't have any data...Show More Summary

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.  ALEC's...Show More Summary

Mardi Gras: Krewe du Vieux Raises Awareness of Environmental Threats to New Orleans

"Where the Vile Things Are," the Krewe du Vieux's 2014 Mardi Gras parade electrified the streets of New Orleans on Saturday night, February 16, bursting with raucous irreverent satire. Floats addressing environmental and social issues...Show More Summary

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