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California regulators approve 12 new fracking permits for Chevron in Kern County

  As Tribes, conservationists and environmental justice advocates were celebrating a federal ruling temporarily halting operations by the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline, anti-fracking activists in California were disturbed that California regulators are continuing to approve new permits for fracking in the San Joaquin Valley. By Dan Bacher The California Geologic Energy Management Division […]

July 8th

Federal Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) shut down!

A federal judge ruled today that owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes. By Dan Bacher This order by James E. Boasberg, United States District […]

July 7th

Tribes and climate activists celebrate court-ordered shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review of the project. By Jessica […]

July 6th

‘The Future Does Not Belong to You,’ Climate campaigners say to Big Oil after cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Following years of widespread grassroots opposition led by vulnerable local communities and national environmental organizations, two U.S. energy behemoths on Sunday abruptly cancelled the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a sprawling project that would have transported dirty fracked gas along a 600-mile route through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “Today […]

The Poster Company for US Fracking Has Fallen: Chesapeake Energy Files for Bankruptcy

Climate advocates pointed to news Sunday that fracking giant Chesapeake Energy was filing for bankruptcy as further evidence that the fossil fuel industry’s collapse is being hastened by the coronavirus pandemic and called for the government to stop propping up businesses in the field. By Eoin Higgins Common Dreams “Fracking giant Chesapeake Energy just declared […]

June 30th

Senate must reject Trump “far-right” nominee for head of Bureau of Land Management

Environmental advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Bureau of Land Management and urging the Senate to reject the nomination. “William Pendley is uniquely unqualified for this position,” Accountable.US spokesperson Chris Saeger said in a statement. “He has spent his career fighting for a far-right ideology that puts the wishes of extractive industries ahead […]

June 29th

Environmental injustice is even worse than we thought

As our nation searches its soul for a response to racial injustice in policing, it must also reckon with profound environmental injustice. New research shows that a handful of egregiously polluting facilities account for the vast majority of toxic releases and that a disproportionate share of these facilities are located near black and brown neighborhoods. By David Coursen […]

June 21st

Global banks are supporting climate disaster

The evidence is in: Global banks don’t fight climate change, they support climate disaster. Despite the warnings coming from scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), they continue to invest in the fossil fuels industry.   By Claude Forthomme Impakter Yet warnings have intensified in the last two years, starting with the October 2018 IPCC […]

June 20th

“Our fight is not over” say green groups after SCOTUS clears way for fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Environmental campaigners on Monday reiterated their opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after a U.S. Supreme Court decision removing a hurdle for the “climate-wrecking” fracked gas infrastructure project. The high court’s Monday decision (pdf) was 7-2, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer joining the court’s conservative majority. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. By Andrea Germanos […]

June 18th

SCOTUS greenlights another pipeline, WSJ celebrates (while dissing the Lorax)

On Monday night, the Wall Street Journal editorial board confirmed that it is, in fact, every bit the villain that children’s stories warn about. And what’s more, they know it. Because in addition to an editorial sarcastically congratulating Justice Elana Kagan for persuading Neil Gorsuch to ‘rewrite’ the Civil Rights Act and confirm that gay and transgender people […]

Big oil invokes “fairness and equality” (meaning subsidies for THEM but not for clean energy)

Issues of justice and fairness are never as simple or easy as one might hope. The transition from gas to electric vehicles is no exception, particularly given the long history of highways and urban development as tools of white supremacy. So now, we need to be careful that electric vehicle policy doesn’t harm anyone, intentionally or otherwise. Concerns about the fairness […]

Exxon Knew: Hack-for-Hire operation targeted groups fighting for climate action

The Canadian digital watchdog group Citizen Lab reported Tuesday that a hack-for-hire group targeted thousands of organizations around the world, including climate advocacy groups involved in the #ExxonKnew campaign. Groups that have asserted ExxonMobil knew about and hid data linking fossil fuel extraction to the climate crisis for years were among those that faced phishing attempts by a group […]

June 14th