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Documents: How Big Oil Pushed to Make Dakota Access-Style Permitting a New Normal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In the two months leading up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline projec...

Darkness Won

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

Friday, December 16, 2015, Congress adjourned and killed fourteen years of compromise between tribes, agriculture and the dam's owners all because the...

Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles

Steve Horn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The NDAA also included a provision that opened the floodgates for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the U.S. -- cars that would largely be fueled by gas obtained via fracking.

Former EPA Head Dies At 92

Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Russell E. Train, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, died on Monday at his farm in Bozman, Maryland, at the age of 92. ...

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

New National Ocean Policy Will Help Protect the "Blue Heart of the Planet"

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Tomorrow evening at the Commonwealth Club of California, the Council on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Nancy Sutley and National Oceanic and Atmosph...

Heads Up! Massey Energy Now Blasting Coal River Mountain

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The forecast in Coal River, W.V. now calls for heavy boulders and flying debris. Climate scientist James Hansen has declared it "ground zero in the fight against climate change".

Outed! Will Obama Meet the Real FACES of Coal or Exposed Big Coal Front?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

From forged letters to fake rallies, the revelations over Big Coal's public relations machinations continue. Today's candidate for the "bogus coal front of the week" is FACES, the Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security.

Fearless Tree-Sit in Coal Blasting Area Calls Out Failed Regulations

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning blow to mountaintop removal blasting operations in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia this morning, two fearless protesters scaled massive trees and unfurled banners.

A Conversation with Nancy Sutley, Head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Javier Sierra

As a Latina, Sutley is aware of our community's disproportionate suffering from the consequences of environmental degradation.

UPDATE: Coalfield Advocates Respond to Mountaintop Removal Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Failed mining policy has destroyed our nation's natural heritage, ripped out the roots of the Appalachian culture, and left historic mountain communities in poverty and ruin. And now Obama only wants to "regulate" it.

Dear Mr. President: Declare August 3rd as Armistice Day in the Appalachian Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Mountaintop removal is an immoral crime against nature and our citizenry, and it must be abolished, not regulated.

The Environmental Appointments: Obama Means What He Says

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Browner was an inspiring leader and an aggressive regulator who took seriously her responsibility as head of the Clinton EPA to enforce the nation's environmental laws.