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Environment
"If you can document a relative handful of large actors that had big impact on the climate crisis over time, the courts know how to deal with that.”
Environment
90 companies accounted for 65 percent of worldwide carbon emissions between 1854 and 2013.
Impact
Annual general meetings at the world's largest fossil fuel companies are usually a time for reflecting on strategies to increase
Business
For decades, oil companies have tried to ignore the truth about climate change.
Environment
The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.
Environment
The five carbon majors and the rest of the oil and gas industry are still spending millions to deceive the public and derail government attempts to address the problem.
Environment
On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.
Environment
Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.
Environment
Scientists and climate policy wonks usually say global warming is caused by "human activities." This shorthand obscures an important point: that while we humans are certainly responsible for climate change on some level, just a few of us, particularly in industry and government, are a lot more responsible than the rest of us.
Environment
A March 24 hearing prior to the passage of a controversial bill out of committee that preempts cities in Texas from regulating hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas obtained from shale basins, featured numerous witnesses who failed to disclose their industry ties, including some with ties to the Koch brothers.
Environment
Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Environment
Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.
Environment
On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.
Politics
Alaska Senate Bill 21 -- the controversial tax break for oil companies doing business in Alaska -- passed the Legislature
Environment
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.
Environment
Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.
Politics
Read the complete story only at Alaska Dispatch. About 30 people gathered for the announcement at the Walker family home
Environment
The infrastructure to clean up a spill in the Arctic Ocean is non-existent -- the U.S. Coast Guard is 1,000 miles away -- and there is no demonstrated response capability. The Arctic's harsh and chaotic environment would make any cleanup effort a nightmare.
Environment
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): It's official: EPA delays climate rule for new power plants; East coast seismic