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It's Time To Hold Corporate Carbon Producers Accountable

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

90 companies accounted for 65 percent of worldwide carbon emissions between 1854 and 2013.

Investors Must Keep Pressuring Oil Majors on Climate Risk

Skoll Foundation | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

By Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres Annual general meetings at the world's largest fossil fuel companies are usually a time for reflecting on strateg...

Big Oil Finally Gets It

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

After decades of denial, and in some cases outright coverup, a few of the world’s largest oil companies may be waking up to the realities of climate...

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

How The Oil Industry Pumped Up Spending On Disinformation To Kill California Climate Bill Provision

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The five carbon majors and the rest of the oil and gas industry are still spending millions to deceive the public and derail government attempts to address the problem.

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

Steve Horn | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Dear Humans, Industry, Not Your Activities, Is Causing Climate Change

Aaron Huertas | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Aaron Huertas

Scientists and climate policy wonks usually say global warming is caused by "human activities." This shorthand obscures an important point: that while we humans are certainly responsible for climate change on some level, just a few of us, particularly in industry and government, are a lot more responsible than the rest of us.

Disclosure Fail: Industry Reps Testifying for Denton, Texas Fracking Bill Left Ties Undisclosed

Steve Horn | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A March 24 hearing prior to the passage of a controversial bill out of committee that preempts cities in Texas from regulating hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas obtained from shale basins, featured numerous witnesses who failed to disclose their industry ties, including some with ties to the Koch brothers.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

Big Oil: Ballyhooed Alaska tax cut may not yield new production

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The tax cut that was supposed to yield increased oil production may not. Alaska Senate Bill 21 -- the controversial tax break for oil companies doing...

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

Friday Trash Dump: Obama DOE Approves Second Fracked Gas LNG Export Terminal

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.

Tax Cut For Alaska Oil Producers Leads to GOP Primary Challenge for Governor Parnell

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

On Thursday morning, oil and gas attorney and former Valdez mayor Bill Walker became the first major candidate to declare his intent to run for govern...

Remembering the Consequences of Deepwater Horizon

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The infrastructure to clean up a spill in the Arctic Ocean is non-existent -- the U.S. Coast Guard is 1,000 miles away -- and there is no demonstrated response capability. The Arctic's harsh and chaotic environment would make any cleanup effort a nightmare.

'Green News Report' - April 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama State Dept. Hid Contractor's TransCanada Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The firm that DeSmogBlog revealed has historical ties to Big Tobacco and currently has a client list that includes Koch Industries, ConocoPhillips and BP, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group, also has a direct connection to TransCanada itself.

Shell's Arctic Failure Is Obama's Chance to Act

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Millions have been calling for a global sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the North Pole. Because we know that despite the big promises of being the best in the business, Shell was in fact putting the Arctic at risk every day it operated there.

Who Funded Amendment S, and Why It Still Matters

Luis Toro | Posted 04.09.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

Once thought of as an uncorruptible populist device to bypass politicians beholden to special interests, ballot initiative elections have become a big-money playground. Merely getting on the ballot is expensive, and more often than not the side with the most money wins.

Alaska Governor Proposes Massive Oil Tax Cut Rewarding BP, Exxon & ConocoPhillips

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

JUNEAU -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell offered a new attack on the state's current oil tax regime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying that ...

Highlights From the Front Lines of the New Ecosystem of Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I had the privilege of moderating a stellar on "The New Ecosystem of Innovation" at the recent Greenbiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. My panelis...

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.

More Corporate Contradictions on Climate

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

A new report analyzing more than two dozen Standard & Poor 500 companies found that despite their public pronouncements about the reality of global warming, three-quarters of them at least indirectly hindered climate change mitigation efforts.