Wednesday, August 12, 2020

EPA expected to allow more methane emissions from oil and gas industry

“The negative impacts of methane have been widely acknowledged for years, so it’s frustrating and disappointing to see the administration go in a different direction.”

SoCalGas, nation’s largest gas utility, sues California over climate policy for not ‘maximizing the...

The SoCalGas lawsuit “is a flailing and petulant move by [the] gas industry willing to try anything to prevent California from moving past fossil fuels.”

Trump administration attempt to gut NEPA sued by a broad coalition of groups

“What is best for big business and Washington lobbyists is rarely what is best for local communities.”

California greenlights ‘Orwellian’ solar-powered fracking scheme

“It’s time the state put our lives first, not the interests of the oil and gas industry.”

COVID-19 lockdowns will barely reduce global warming, new study finds

"This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to really change the direction of society. We do not have to go back to where we were, because times of crisis are also the time to change."

Police violence meets spiritual resistance in the struggle over DAPL

An appeals court overruled the shutdown of DAPL, pending a full environmental review. The fight against a pipeline that provoked unprecedented resistance continues.

Two Canadian ice caps disappear completely

“We’ve long known that as climate change takes hold, the effects would be especially pronounced in the Arctic.”

Appeals court halts Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown order

On the day that had been initially set as a deadline for shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline, a federal appeals court today issued an order that effectively allows oil to continue flowing for now.

Big oil knew climate change could be ‘catastrophic.’ study shows heat could become deadlier...

“Our data indicate that with the continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions, the temperature effects of climate change are projected to be five times deadlier than recent U.S. flu seasons."

‘Has BP just woken up to the #ClimateEmergency?’ Oil giant announces 40 percent production...

Climate activists say this latest effort, even if motivated by monetary loss for BP rather than concern for the environment, is a win.