Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tag: Oil

Trump admin proposes drilling for oil and gas in national forests

The new rule would allow drilling without public review or environmental reviews that would analyze the impact of industrial actions.

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane...

While the full health impacts of the fire weren’t immediately known, a storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers like myself have warned the petrochemical industry about for decades.

Big oil faces mounting legal battles over climate threats to its...

The communities surrounding these terminals are constantly at risk of being inundated with a stew of oil and toxic materials."

Oil and gas in flux: After a series of stunning defeats,...

Environmental, economic and political forces have converged, threatening to finally upend fossil fuel dominance.

In ‘targeted strike’ against environmental and racial justice, Trump EPA curbs...

"Like so much of what Trump is pursuing now, this is a targeted strike against environmental justice and racial justice."

Congress investigates how Marathon Petroleum and Koch Network influenced clean cars...

Marathon “worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards.”

Labor helps Obama energy secretary push and profit from ‘Net Zero’...

"An energy policy that doubles down on fossil fuel use is not the right path. We need an ambitious, job-centric plan that is grounded in emissions reductions.”

As oil price plummets, call to nationalize industry rises

Nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

The beginning of the end for oil?

No matter how this pandemic finally plays out, the post-Covid-19 world is bound to have a very different look from the pre-pandemic one and energy use is likely to be among the areas most affected by the transformations underway.

10 things we’ve learned a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster

Are we any closer to preventing a similar—or worse—catastrophe?

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10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

The (flawed) case against Julian Assange

The many mainstream journalists cheering on his extradition may come to regret in the future when the American government comes for them or their sources.

WikiLeaks’ October Surprise Explains Why Assange Was Just Silenced

Each of these stunning disclosures gives Wikileaks and Julian Assange sufficient concern to consider himself a marked man.

Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling Bayer-Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicides

Tell Home Deport and Lowe's to remove Roundup from store shelves and help protect both human and pollinators' health.

Trump’s EPA dismisses dangers of chlorpyrifos on children’s brain downplaying agency’s own findings

“The EPA is ignoring decades of science by leading universities and in doing so, it's neglecting its duty to protect children from pesticides.”