Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: fossil fuel

Fossil fuel air pollution linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally,...

Poor air quality from burning fossil fuels such as coal and diesel was responsible for more than 8 million deaths in 2018.

Total quits fossil fuel lobby group the American Petroleum Institute over...

“We are committed to ensuring, in a transparent manner, that the industry associations of which we are a member adopt positions and messages that are aligned with those of the Group in the fight against climate change.”

How the fracking revolution is killing the US oil and gas...

“Does investing in oil and gas companies still make sense?”

‘The fossil fuel industry is terrified’: Gas company sues to destroy...

"The fossil fuel industry is terrified the tactics taken in Grant Township are spreading."

Major fossil fuel PR group is behind Europe pro-hydrogen push

The industry is spending heavily to again deceptively sell the myth that hydrogen—a fossil fuel based gas just like methane—is the new bridge fuel.

Financial failure of California’s largest oil and natural gas producer could...

“If the state fails to require CRC to set aside funds to pay for its well closure obligations as part of the bankruptcy proceeding,” taxpayers could eventually foot the bill “to plug CRC’s abandoned wells.”

University of Cambridge announces divestment from fossil fuels after five-year student,...

The University of Cambridge announced it will "remove all direct and indirect investments in the fossil fuel industry from its £3.5 billion endowment fund by 2030."

Top law firms called out for serving fossil fuel industry clients...

It’s past time these firms reconsidered how they represent one of the most destructive industries in history, and there’s no reason law students should not consider this representation in deciding how to direct their careers."

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set...

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."

Defund or defend? In the fight over fossil fuel investments, who’s...

Despite divestment victories, big banks and asset managers continue driving climate change through their lending practices.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."