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Richard Tol Dons Cloak of Climate Denial

This is a guest post by Cindy Baxter. They were all there.  A veritable octopus of conflicting climate denial arguments, from “it’s not happening” to “satellite data says it’s all the forests’ fault” to “it’s the sun,” “we can adapt”...Show More Summary

Activists Prepare July 13 Cove Point Protest, Lawsuits To Fight LNG Exports

Gas export terminals might be the new oil pipelines. Taking a leaf out of Keystone XL protestors’ playbooks, organizers have scheduled a Washington, D.C. rally to “Stop Fracked Gas Exports” on Sunday, July 13. Based on RSVP numbers,Show More Summary

Greenpeace "Founder" Patrick Moore Not a Founder at All

For more than 20 years now, industry lobbyist Patrick Moore has touted himself a “co-founder” and sometimes even a “founder” of the global environment group Greenpeace.  But a document making the rounds shows that Moore's claim to be...Show More Summary

Breaking: Triumph For Citizens in Florida As Hughes Oil Company Drops Fracking Project

On Friday morning, Dan A. Hughes Oil Company and the Collier Resources Company agreed to terminate their lease agreement with the exception of the Collier Hogan 20-3H well next to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, in Naples Florida.  Hughes...Show More Summary

Powerline & Hinderaker's Cynical Attack on Tom Steyer Likely a Welcome Diversion for Koch Brothers

The bloggers over at Powerline, led in this case by the Koch-cozy John Hinderaker, are all in a tizzy this week after the New York Times reported that Tom Steyer, a major political force in the fight for climate justice, used to invest...Show More Summary

Leaked Trade Deal Document Shows EU Pressuring U.S. to Lift Crude Oil Export Ban

A secret document regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) negotiations leaked this week shows that oil companies have just as much influence over the governments of the European Union as they do over the...Show More Summary

Oil Train Blast Zone Website Lets You See Your Proximity to Bomb Trains

As part of the ongoing oil-by-rail Week of Action, ForestEthics has launched a new Oil Train Blast Zone website that allows people to search their address and determine if they are within the estimated blast zones for the trains carrying...Show More Summary

Oil Companies Gambling Billions of Dollars Ignoring Global Warming Realities

Companies like Shell Oil really need to give their eyes a rub and see that a world with serious constraints on greenhouse gas emissions is not a possible future, but an eventual reality. Right now, oil companies are investing billions...Show More Summary

Fox Guarding Henhouse: Oil-By-Rail Standards Led by American Petroleum Institute

“ How did it get missed for the last ten years?” That was the question Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB ), posed to a panel of industry representatives back in April about how the rail industry...Show More Summary

The Fish Are Fine, Kinder Morgan Says

Ecojustice lawyers were among the many to file motions to the National Energy Board late last week regarding Kinder Morgan’s poor and non-existent responses to questions posed to it by intervenors. And while we were generally disappointed...Show More Summary

Pope Francis a Powerful Voice For Climate Change Action

Pope Francis, t he leader of the Catholic Church, has taken a very strong stance recently on the need to address climate change, to protect the environment and respect “God's creation.”  In an address at the University of Molise in Italy,...Show More Summary

BBC Pulls The Plug On Climate Change Deniers

Corporate-controlled media outlets have figured out that debate, or more appropriately heated debate and confrontation, can generate larger audiences than a bunch of people sitting around a table agreeing with one another.  And thisShow More Summary

Addressing Global Warming is an Economic Necessity

This is a guest post by David Suzuki.  Those who don’t outright deny the existence of human-caused global warming often argue we can’t or shouldn’t do anything about it because it would be too costly. Take Prime Minister Stephen Harper,...Show More Summary

America's Dairyland Turning to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the Bakken Shale basin. The information was initially submitted to the U.S. Show More Summary

Return of Climate Denial-a-Palooza: Heartland Institute Hitches Anti-Science Wagon to Vegas FreedomFest

The Heartland Institute is reviving its global warming skeptics' gathering this week in scorching hot Las Vegas for the ninth “International Conference on Climate Change” — which DeSmog long ago dubbed “Denial-a-Palooza”. Sin City is...Show More Summary

Industry Data Show Oil-By-Rail in North America at Record Levels

On July 3, the Association of American Railroads ( AAR ) released June 2014 data showing oil-by-rail and petroleum products at-large are moving at record levels throughout North America.  The release of the data comes on the heels of...Show More Summary

One Year After Lac-Mégantic Disaster: Delay in Safety Regs, Groups Bring Oil Train Data to Communities

On July 6 th, 2013, one year ago today, a train carrying oil derailed in the sleepy Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, resulting in an explosion so wild and so hot it leveled several city blocks and incinerated the bodies of many of its 47 victims. Show More Summary

U.K., U.S. Militaries Prepare For Severe Global Warming Consequences

Two new reports prepared for the U.K. and the U.S. militaries suggest that the consequences of climate change are immense in scope and will create severe, sustained challenges for the world and its growing population. The fifth edition of Global Strategic Trends, prepared for the U.K. Show More Summary

B.C. Government Calls on NEB to Compel Kinder Morgan to Answer Oil Spill Questions

The province of British Columbia has filed a motion with the National Energy Board ( NEB ) to compel pipeline company Kinder Morgan to answer the province’s questions on its Trans Mountain expansion project. In the motion, the province...Show More Summary

U.S. Gas Export Lobbyists Exploit DC's Revolving Door

This is a guest post by David Halperin, originally published at Republic Report. Even as President Obama pursues an aggressive new public effort to fight global warming by regulating U.S. power plants, his administration is quietly advancing...Show More Summary

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