Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New Records Show More US Involvement in Mexico Oil, Gas Privatization Efforts as Mexican...

They reveal the U.S. government acting as a mediator between Mexico's government and U.S. oil and gas companies seeking to cash in on a policy made possible by the behind-the-scenes efforts of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's U.S. State Department.

VIDEO: Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic Despite Protests and Pledge...

Despite President Obama's historic climate action plan, he recently gave Shell the final approval to drill in the Arctic and is now defending his approval.

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

After a U.S. Appeals Court ruled against the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL, it was revealed that one of the judges had some stake in the pipeline. Could it be oil investments?

Evoking the Wrath of Nature

Capitalism has placed monetary profit above the maintenance of life. "Ignoring the warnings of native communities, we have evoked the deadly wrath of nature. And I fear we may not be able to find our way back."

VIDEO: Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will...

With the unveiling of his long-awaited plan to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, President Obama is beginning to sounds more like a climate leader. But will his actions follow?

A Haven from the Animal Holocaust

Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen is an animal sanctuary for rescuing farm animals. Because the abuse of animals at the hands of factory farm operators is unfathomable and “we are saying they are as important as any other individual.”

On Green Energy, Ethiopia Leaves US in the Dust

Ethiopia is doing almost no damage to the Earth by its carbon emissions—far from that of the U.S. And now the country's government wants to cut even those tiny emissions. Shame on America.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove ‘Oil’ from Name as It Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf...

Shell Oil has decided to rebrand itself as something other than an oil company for its U.S.-based unit. But this doesn't change their aggressive stance to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic and deep offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Did BP Get Off Cheaply? Antonia Juhasz on $18.7B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Compared to the destruction and harm BP caused in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, their settlement is very minimal, but at least they will have to pay for this spill. Let’s hope the government sticks to their guns and makes sure this settlement is passed.

As Glaciers Melt in Ecuador, Pope Francis Challenges Technocrats, Touts ‘Keeping’ the Environment

Because of global warming, Ecuador could face a water crisis while with their glacier melts. Pope Francis continues to advocate for environmentalism and addresses crowds in Ecuador to educate its citizens.