Tag: fossil fuel
"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."
“It is also a check on corporate efforts to silence dissent.”
“There has been a failure by Energy Transfer and its subsidiaries to respect our laws and our communities. This is not how we strive to do business in Pennsylvania, and it will not be tolerated.”
The cause of the spill is not yet clear and investigators have not yet confirmed its precise location.
"Oil and gas has already devastated our state's air quality, water quality and flow, and public health. It's clear the Trump administration will stop at nothing to sacrifice public interest for private profits."
“This is a ghastly hypocrisy in the face of an existential threat to the planet."
And even with the Trump administration rolling back a number of environmental regulations like the rules for methane flaring and venting, the oil and gas industry is looking for still more deregulation from the federal government.
“Hiring a revolving door fossil fuel lobbyist to direct their staff on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee completely undermines Democratic party leaders’ stated commitment to addressing climate change.”
There are signs the Trump administration is still at work on that fossil fuel-friendly agenda in some places, such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), despite the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
“The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the target], global society is stopping you.”