Tag: big oil
“We are suing to hold [Big Oil] accountable and to make them pay for the damages done to our state.”
Titled "No Clean-Up, No Justice," the new report explains that for "more than five decades, the people of Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, have struggled against oil pollution, destruction of the environment and human rights violations."
This new coalition appears poised to counter policies designed to accelerate the transition away from petroleum-powered transportation.
“The PPP was supposed to help small businesses keep their doors open and their employees on payroll through the pandemic.”
“The decision puts in limbo thousands of infrastructure projects nationwide that rely on [Nationwide Permit] 12 for the construction, maintenance, or repair of utility lines and poses particularly acute problems for the oil and gas industry.”
“Through the 2000s and 2010s, ExxonMobil used proxies, employed other indirect means, and itself continued to make statements that cast doubt on the role of fossil fuels in causing climate change.”
The loophole dates back to a 1995 law that urged companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico by offering oil companies a break from paying royalties on the oil produced.
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race,...
“The rich have profited for so long from a fossil fuel economy that they’re obviously going to be the ones to try and block change."