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Keystone XL pipeline is finally dead (after a 15-year fight)

After more than a decade of grassroots organizing, agitation, and tireless opposition by the international climate movement, the final nail was slammed into the Keystone XL’s coffin Wednesday afternoon when the company behind the transnational tar sands pipeline officially pulled the plug on its plans.   By Jon Queally Common Dreams Following consultation with Canadian officials and regulators—including “its partner, […]

June 10th

Amnesty International calls G7 climate plan fail a devastating assault on human rights

Ahead of this week’s G7 summit, Amnesty International decried the inadequacy of wealthy nations’ climate action plans as a colossal human rights failure and delivered a blueprint for policymakers to urgently change course to avert “impending catastrophe” and uphold their international obligations. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams “The unambitious climate plans submitted by G7 members represent […]

June 7th

Buden and Haaland block Trump’s stupid plan for oil drilling in ANWR

Environmental campaigners in Alaska and across the country are cautiously celebrating the Biden administration’s Tuesday decision to suspend some fossil fuel drilling leases that were sold in the Arctic shortly before former President Donald Trump left office while also calling on Congress to provide permanent protections to one of the planet’s most biodiverse places. By Jessica […]

June 2nd

The Fallacy of Our Carbon Footprint: Big Oil says citizens should do more to stop climate change.

In 1992, a Canadian ecologist named William Rees coined the term “ecological footprint,” a measurement of how much any entity was impacting the planet’s ecology. A decade later, British Petroleum started promoting a new term: “carbon footprint.”  In a splashy ad campaign, the company unveiled the first of its many carbon footprint calculators as a […]

Why is the Biden Justice Department defending Trump’s massive Alaska drilling project?

The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that’s expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day over a 30-year period—a plan that runs directly counter to the White House’s stated goal of slashing U.S. carbon emissions. By Jake Johnson […]

May 28th

‘A Seismic Shift’ for Big Oil: Activist investors score surprise win with ExxonMobil board seats

In a historic rebuke of fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil, shareholders on Wednesday voted to elect at least two people to the company’s board of directors who were backed by activist investors eager to accelerate the transition to clean energy. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams During Exxon’s annual shareholder meeting, an activist hedge fund called Engine No. 1—which […]

May 27th

JP Morgan Chase is greenwashing on fossil fuel funding. It’s time to stop the money pipeline!

In October of last year, JPMorgan Chase, the world’s largest funder of fossil fuels, announced that it was going to align its business model with the Paris Agreement. The pledge came only after years of campaigning by activists and was widely welcomed. The most exciting part of the announcement was Chase’s promise to release 2030 climate targets. […]

CA oil drilling setback bill was defeated by pols who received $288k from big oil

On April 27, Amy Moas of Greenpeace began a series of pieces profiling some of the many ways that the fossil fuel industry exerts pressure across California’s government with a well-written and well-researched piece, “California’s Fossil Fuel Friendships – Part 1. Votes for Polluters over People.” By Dan Bacher  “Through lobbying, insider influence, campaign spending and more, the […]

May 22nd

Refinery that rained oil shut down by EPA in St. Croix

Less than 48 hours after an EPA employee sent to the Virgin Islands to investigate the Limetree oil refinery told colleagues “there is oil on my windshield,” the agency took the remarkable action to shut down the entire refinery citing an ‘imminent’ threat to human health. By Nexus Media News This is not the first […]

May 18th

‘Climate Shame’: How ExxonMobil’s climate denial mimics tobacco industry’s victim-blaming propaganda

A new study published yesterday by Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes of Harvard found ExxonMobil used a frame of climate “risk” to make it sound uncertain, and emphasized “demand” to deflect blame for their pollution off themselves and onto the public. Just like how Big Oil would come to hire and embrace Big Tobacco’s “scientists” and organizations, ExxonMobil, the study says, […]

Gov. Newsom’s May budget revision allocates $200 million to plug California’s abandoned and orphaned oil wells

California Governor Gavin Newsom on May 14 unveiled his May budget revision that allocates $200 million to plug abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells, many located near low-income residential areas where the majority of residents are Latino and Black. By Dan Bacher In January 2020, a report by the California Council on Science & Technology revealed that California taxpayers could […]

May 17th