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After the IPCC climate report: WHY did Biden approve the climate bomb Willow arctic drilling project?

Further emboldened by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fresh call for rapid emission cuts, campaigners are planning to rally outside the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday morning to protest the Biden administration’s approval of a massive oil drilling project that—if completed—would spew millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. By Jake Johnson […]

March 21st

Green groups take Biden admin to court to block approval of arctic oil drilling Willow project

Environmental groups filed two separate lawsuits on Tuesday and Wednesday to fight the Biden administration’s decision to approve a massive fossil fuel drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, a step that opened the door to hundreds of millions of tons of additional planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams The first lawsuit, filed by […]

March 16th

Rage against Willow – Indigenous Environmental Network calls out Biden for breaking his climate pledge

The morning of Monday, March 13, 2023, the Biden Administration released its final decision approving three drilling sites for the Willow Master Development Plan, otherwise known as the Willow Project that threatens local communities, wildlife, and the global climate. This is a massive oil drilling development on Alaska’s North Slope, which is a stretch of […]

March 14th

Rage against Willow – Fellow Dems say arctic drilling approval leaves ‘Oil Stain’ on Biden climate legacy

Progressives on Capitol Hill joined climate advocates and Indigenous leaders across the country Monday in blasting U.S. President Joe Biden for his administration’s approval of ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil project on federal land in Alaska. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The Biden administration has committed to fighting climate change and advancing environmental justice—today’s decision to approve the Willow […]

March 14th

Rage against Willow – Biden administration okays oil and gas ‘carbon bomb’ on Alaska’s pristine North Slope

The supreme irony of the Biden administration’s decision announced Monday to green-light ConocoPhillips’ massive, $8 billion Willow oil and gas project in a pristine part of Alaska’s North Slope can be found in a word: thermosiphons. Since the 1960s, Alaska has warmed more than twice as fast as the rest of the United States. By Meteor Blades Scientists predict that the region will warm […]

March 14th

Climate Hawks win! For now… Biden admin puts off decision on climate-killing Willow arctic oil-drilling

Sometimes, climate hawks like you are un-flapping believable. Driven by young climate activists and indigenous Alaskan leaders, calls to #StopWillow have been seen more than 500 million times on social media, and have generated millions of comments opposing the project.    By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote President Biden was supposed to issue a final decision […]

March 9th

Lawsuit Challenges Biden admin decision to open 73.3 million acres of Gulf of Mexico for oil leasing

Gulf community and environmental groups filed a legal challenge in federal court Monday to the Department of the Interior’s lease sale 259. The sale would offer 73.3 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing. By The Center for Biological Diversity, The Biden administration previously canceled this and other sales, citing delays […]

March 9th

Want to help stop the fossil fuels money pipeline? Sign here

Spring is coming soon, and with it, the annual shareholder meetings of every publicly-traded company in America has. These are the meetings where the biggest fossil banks and investors vote on a variety of proposals to protect the climate. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Whether you’ve got a 401k, a bank account, or just […]

March 6th

5 CA refiners made profits of $75.4 billion as Big Oil pumped $34.2 million into lobbying

As a gusher of Big Oil lobbying money fouled the California Legislature and regulatory agencies, five refiners controlling California’s gasoline market — PBF Energy, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, Valero, and Phillips 66 — have reported  a combined 2022 annual profit of $75.4 billion. By Dan Bacher That’s nearly three times the $27.8 billion reported for all of 2021.PBF Energy, […]

March 1st

How can the US decrease carbon emissions by building more oil and gas export terminals?

The Biden administration’s plan to potentially allow four new oil terminals along the Texas Gulf Coast would unleash a “carbon bomb” potentially equivalent to three years of all U.S. emissions and belie President Joe Biden’s stated intent to “act boldly on climate,” according to an analysis published on Tuesday. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The analysis—which was conducted […]

February 22nd

Big Oil’s trade group allies outspent clean energy groups by a whopping 27x, with billions in ads and lobbying to keep fossil fuels flowing

You’ve probably seen ads promoting gas and oil companies as the solutions to climate change. They’re meant to be inspiring and hopeful, with scenes of a green, clean future. But shiny ads are not all these companies do to protect their commercial interests in the face of a rapidly heating world. Most also provide financial […]

February 21st

COP28: How can UAE Sultan al-Jaber chair a climate summit when his company plans more climate destruction?

The campaign to oust Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber from his role as president-designate of the forthcoming United Nations climate summit ratcheted up this week after the fossil fuel corporation he oversees announced record profits along with plans to expand. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) raked in $802 million in […]

February 18th