Friday, July 3, 2020

Transportation Fairness Alliance revealed: Behind the oil industry’s latest attack on electric cars

This new coalition appears poised to counter policies designed to accelerate the transition away from petroleum-powered transportation.

Sen Bernie Sanders calls out GOP for inadequately addressing police violence in new bill

“Now is not the time to think small or respond with superficial, bureaucratic proposals.”

Great American Outdoors Act passes through Senate

"Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act will move us one step closer to fulfilling the LWCF’s promise and secure the future of our parks and public lands for the next generation."

For decades, the oil and gas industry got taxpayer help from the fracking production...

“Shale companies often struggled with their finances already early on and this BS American Dream story of ‘resilience, experimentation, and perseverance’ would have likely been impossible without the [production tax credit].”

Shell’s Falcon Pipeline dogged by issues with drilling and permit uncertainty during pandemic

A DeSmog investigation found that Falcon’s construction has struggled with drilling problems and has continued even while one key water-crossing for the pipeline lacked state or federal permits.

Fighting poverty can also fight deforestation, new study finds

A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.

DNC’s climate council urges party to go beyond Biden plan, calling for fracking ban...

“The climate emergency is here. Democrats need to take the lead on confronting it.”

Trans Mountain Pipeline spills up to 50,000 gallons of oil on indigenous land in...

“The ongoing demonstrations across Turtle Island right now show that people are ready to stand up and defend their beliefs including upholding Indigenous Title and Rights.”

From Hurricane Maria to Covid, gas lobbyist-turned-Trump energy lawyer uses crises as ‘opportunity’

“This rule change would be a massive giveaway to polluters, so it's no surprise to see it being pushed by a fossil fuel lobbyist who's now part of the Trump administration.”