Climate activists have hailed the decision as a landmark victory for climate justice.
“I hope Gov. Wolf will shut down all pipeline construction projects and have a major investigation, not only in this county but in other places where conservation districts are issuing permits.”
A landslide caused a natural gas pipeline 35 miles west of Pittsburgh to explode on Monday. It wasn't an isolated incident.
It took the company much longer to overtly tell its shareholders of the financial risk climate policy and the impacts of global warming posed to their investments.
For almost two decades, Shell has pushed the same proposal to tackle climate change, which still hasn’t come to fruition.
Despite such fence-sitting over the science, the company knows action is necessary, which makes Shell's continued huge investments in fossil fuels for the next two decades all the more intriguing.
“Shell and Dow put greed for profits ahead of the health of the people who bought and used their products.”
Corporations have too much power to influence society and government.