Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: fossil fuel industry

Surprise! The four GOP representatives behind bill to abolish EPA are...

Over their careers, these legislators appear to have responded in kind, pushing legislation favored by the industries reliant on fossil fuels.

These kids will see Trump in court

Twenty-one kids and climate scientist James Hansen were suing the Obama administration to take more aggressive action on climate. Now, the climate-change-denying 45th president has inherited the case.

Tens of Thousands Take Part in Global Actions Targeting World’s Most...

“Tens of thousands of activists took to the streets, occupied mines, blocked rail lines, linked arms, paddled in kayaks and held community meetings in 13 countries, pushing the boundaries of conventional protest to find new ways to demand coal, oil and gas stay in the ground.”

Hillary Clinton: “I am So Sick of the Sanders Campaign Lying...

Did Hillary overreact to a pretty straightforward question regarding her dedication to climate change?

Fossil Fuel Industry Granted Defendant Status in Youths’ Landmark Climate Lawsuit

In their lawsuit, the young plaintiffs assert the federal government violated their constitutional rights to life, liberty and property by allowing and facilitating the exploitation of fossil fuels.

Climate Deniers, Like Big Tobacco, Thrive Behind a Smoke Screen of...

Just like the tobacco industry, the fossil-fuel industry is denying the science of climate change and working full speed to derail any progress by marketing its primary product: doubt.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."