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Canada is Trading Away its Environmental Rights

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S. multinational thatShow More Summary

No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

As of January 26, the California Department of Water Resources reported that snowpack statewide was at just 27% of its normal level, which is 15% of the average for April 1, the point at which snow is typically expected to stop accumulating and begin to melt. Which means, of course, that California is in for another dry year. Show More Summary

'The Drop in Oil Price Means We Need More Action on Climate Change Not Less'

Simon Bullock, senior campaigner at Friends of the Earth, asks: How should governments react to the drop in oil price? This month, a powerful article in Nature highlighted yet again that most of the world’s oil, coal and gas needs to stay in the ground, if we want to prevent dangerous climate change. Show More Summary

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith,...Show More Summary

Message to the UK: The Fracking 'Bridge' is Burning!

This post originally appeared on The Ecologist. The lesson of fracking in the US and Canada is a simple one, writes Naomi Klein. The fracking industry is vicious, brutal and will stop at nothing to get its way. British anti-frackersShow More Summary

How Clinton's Presidency Caused Oil-Funded Lobbyists to Intensify Attacks on Climate Science

The DeSmog UK epic history series continues with a look at how oil-funded lobbyists increased their attacks on climate science as Bill Clinton’s new policy era began. The 1993 election of President Bill Clinton in the US heralded a new era in climate policy. Show More Summary

Texas Town at Center of Latest Earthquake Swarm Questions Fracking Impact

January has been a shaky month for Irving, Texas. Twelve earthquakes rattled the city during a 48-hour period at the end of the first week of the new year. “It was very scary. I was at my job on the 4th floor in a cubicle surrounded by glass,” Tonya Rochelle Tatum, a loan specialist who works in Irving, told DeSmogBlog. Show More Summary

MPs Overwhelmingly Reject Moratorium on Fracking

Fracking lives to see another day in Britain as MP s overwhelmingly reject a proposal to place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. A mere 52 MP s voted in favour of the amendment to the controversial Infrastructure Bill yesterday. Show More Summary

MedievalDeception 2015: Inhofe Drags Senate Back To Dark Ages

On January 21, Senator James Inhofe (R- OK ) again displayed the same deception/incompetence that pervaded his book, The Greatest Hoax (2012). In this video segment (3:00-5:20), he presented a poster on the Senate floor that matchesShow More Summary

Matt 'King Coal' Ridley Loses Power Station Buyer Due to European Regulations

The latest exclusive from our #MattKingCoal investigation shows how climate denier Matt Ridley has been impacted by European carbon emissions regulations… Lord Ridley, the aristocratic farmer and science writer, has weighted all theShow More Summary

Tate Visitors Could Donate 1p Each to Make Gallery BP Free

Art lovers visiting Tate would have to donate less than 1p to allow the galleries to drop oil company BP as a sponsor, according to figures released today following a Freedom of Information request.  Sponsorship figures released today...Show More Summary

MPs brand fracking 'incompatible' with UK climate targets

This post originally appeared on Carbon Brief. Fracking should be banned because it is incompatible with the UK 's climate targets, according to the cross-party House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee ( EAC ). The  committee's...Show More Summary

Obama’s Secret Anti-Environmental Agenda: Ring Of Fire Features DeSmog On Obama Policies That Fly In The Face Of Climate Legacy

The new Republican majority in the Senate was just a few hours old when Mitch McConnell vowed to pass legislation that would greenlight the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, despite President Obama’s veto threat. That’s just one of the...Show More Summary

DeSmogCAST 9: U.S. Oil Exports Up, Kinder Morgan's Secrets and Teens Sue for the Climate

In this episode of DeSmogCAST host Farron Cousins joins DeSmog cast Carol Linnitt and Justin Mikulka to discuss how recent changes in the global oil market, combined with a language change regarding crude oil, have led to an increase in U.S. Show More Summary

Coal Casts Cloud Over Germany’s Energy Revolution

This is a guest post by Henner Weithöner originally published on Climate News Network. The energy market in Germany saw a spectacular change last year as renewable energy became the major source of its electricity supply—leaving lignite,...Show More Summary

American Youth Sue Politicians To Force Action On Climate Change

Meaningful action to mitigate the impacts of climate change have been slow to materialize in the United States, and that lag in leadership is allowing the threat to grow much worse for future generations of Americans. But political inaction has led to citizen action, particularly among the generations that will face the consequences of inaction. Show More Summary

This Is The Exact Moment An Oil and Tobacco Funded Think Tank Imported Climate Denial To Britain...

The DeSmog UK epic history series investigates how Thatcherite John Blundell challenged the young Roger Bate to set up an Environment Unit within free-market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Future historians interestedShow More Summary

Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 "Bomb Train" Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings  until May  in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation ( DOT ).  As a result, potentially...Show More Summary

New Report Spotlights Toxic Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Sites in California

A new report from Earthworks shines a light on air pollution, including methane leaks, from oil and gas wells in California, the nation's third largest oil producing state in 2013 – highlighting the ways that potentially toxic gasesShow More Summary

David Cameron's constituency safe from fracking as election looms - 200 MPs are not so lucky

Half of prime minister David Cameron’s cabinet face having their water reserves fracked under the controversial Infrastructure Bill but it remains unclear if Cameron’s own Oxfordshire constituency would also be subject to fracking. More...Show More Summary

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