Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: gas

Court to big fracking company: Trespassing still exists – even for...

In a key property rights decision, two West Virginia residents scored a rare victory from the state Supreme Court.

US fracked gas imports to EU could ‘take world far beyond...

Campaigners warn that the continued use and import of fracked gas “torpedoes critical climate targets and violates basic human rights.”

Court upholds ban on offshore drilling, Trump administration shelves plan to...

"This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, environmental groups, and elected officials who made it abundantly clear that offshore oil and gas drilling is dangerous, unwanted, and a threat to our economy and way of life."

Fossil fuel companies are enlisting police to crack down on protesters

State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.

‘Huge victory for our oceans:’ Trump effort to open Arctic to...

"Experts in environmental law estimate that the Trump administration has now lost about 40 environmental cases in federal courts."

Push to reverse obscure shipping law could flood Puerto Rico with...

As the island rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, a century-old federal shipping law known as the Jones Act stands in the way of the oil and gas industry flooding the island with liquefied natural gas, or LNG.

Puerto Rico faces a flood of fracked gas in wake of...

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster.

US government knew climate risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council documents...

“It’s not just Exxon. This is industry-wide knowledge of the fact that the fossil fuel industry’s products were going to cause climate change, and that was going to have damaging side effects for the world.”

Exclusive: Rhode Island governor nixed agency critiques of LNG facility, silencing...

“We’re going to keep fighting, we’re not going to allow this to be a sacrifice zone for people of color.”

Climate crisis be damned, ‘shale revolution’ poised to make US net...

New oil and gas development "will impede the rest of the world's ability to manage a climate-safe, equitable decline of oil and gas production."

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Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...