The state’s highest court ruled that Massachusetts may probe whether oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change. Even if they did mislead the public, the consequences, if any, will be nothing to a company this size. Source: Exxon must turn over climate … Continue reading Exxon must turn over climate change documents, Mass. court rules
Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have … Continue reading U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade | Reuters
Mohammed bin Salman tells the Guardian that ultra-conservative state has been ‘not normal’ for past 30 years Smart, since the world is moving away from oil and in order to appeal to … Continue reading I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince | The Guardian
Already, the U.S. oil industry benefits from a dozen specialized subsidies adding up to about $4.6 billion per year, according to a 2015 review by the Obama administration. Among other things, the subsidies reduce the costs of labor and equipment involved in drilling — and shield some of the profits earned on … Continue reading Forget the Paris agreement. The real solution to climate change is in the U.S. tax code.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse tells MSPs that fracking “cannot and will not take place in Scotland”. Wow, a country standing up to the oil and gas industry? It’s about time. Source: Scottish … Continue reading Scottish government backs ban on fracking
John Abraham: A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels That is a lot of money! Source: Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian Continue reading Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 Trillion per year
Breach of Belle Fourche pipeline highlights the potential for spills that could taint drinking water, an issue at the core of the Dakota Access pipeline protest. Electronic monitoring equipment failed to detect … Continue reading Pipeline rupture spews oil into creek 150 miles from Standing Rock
It is not a final victory, and there is much to fear from pipeline investor Donald Trump, but much will come of this gathering and its vision, tactics and power Nor sure … Continue reading The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest
Clay Jones by Clay Jones, November 25, 2016 Via @GoComics https://t.co/WweNuT4CZL — Clay Jones (@claytoonz) November 25, 2016 Great tweet by Clay Jones, really sums up the coverage of what’s going on … Continue reading Standing Rock
This 21-year-old woman may lose her arm after the most recent #NoDAPL protests. pic.twitter.com/gQaZCPOPOo — AJ+ (@ajplus) November 24, 2016 This is bad. A concussion grenade fired by the police at a North … Continue reading This 21-year-old woman may lose her arm after the most recent #NoDAPL protests
If the pipeline were to leak or burst, it would send oil deep into the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux’s single source of water. They are there because the proposed … Continue reading North Dakota Pipeline: Why protesters call it a ‘death sentence’
The US Army Corp of Engineers has delayed the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to hold further discussion with the tribe, which has opposed the project. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which relies … Continue reading Dakota Access Pipeline delayed to undergo further review
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