When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]
A group of Fortune 500 companies is urging President Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement. Last month, two dozen companies – including Apple, Google, Intel, and Facebook – signed an open letter to the president, asking him to maintain American commitments in the Paris Agreement. The letter – which was published in […]
As tension grows over pipeline construction in the U.S., Canadians are experiencing the risks firsthand. A Tundra Energy pipeline in Saskatchewan burst several days ago and leaked more than 50,000 gallons of oil into land belonging to Ocean Man First Nation. The leak went unnoticed until a band member reported the strong oil smell. This raises the […]
As the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, heads into its eighth month, new information regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s connection to the pipeline raises troubling questions. According to federal disclosure forms filed in May, Trump owned between $500,000 and $1,000,000 of stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the Texas-based company behind […]
Donald Trump has an important message for fossil fuel executives: “You will like me so much.” The Republican presidential candidate touted his pro-fossil fuel agenda Thursday at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh. The conference brings industry heads and their government cronies together to figure out how to maintain their stranglehold on America’s energy policy. Trump […]
Have you heard the news about the North Dakota Access Pipeline? If you haven’t, you’re not the only one. The project has received shockingly little media coverage, given the amount of violence and destruction it is inflicting on Native Americans. What Is DAPL? The North Dakota Access Pipeline, abbreviated DAPL, is an oil pipeline which […]
After a year of intensive study, NASA concluded this week that a massive, unprecedented build-up of methane in the Four Corners region of south western USA has been largely caused by industrial oil and gas activity in the area. NASA scientists are satisfied that the methane hot spot, which covers over 2,500 square miles and is […]
I confess, I get overwhelmed when considering the real changes needed on our planet. There are so many greedy Neanderthals running the world that I lose sight of all of the amazing, inspirational stories out there. I guess if it bleeds it leads can get to me. In a total accident, I began learning more […]
Survive one fracking explosion, get a free pizza combo meal from your hometown pizzeria, courtesy of Chevron! No, this isn’t satire.
When you clean your bedroom, dining room, or living room area, do you stuff rotting food under the rug or in your couch cushions? ?Well, a major oil company by the name of Vintage Production California LLC?is striking out on its chores, so to speak. For 12 days, Vintage Oil Company illegally dumped?the chemical remains […]
In unfortunate news for the climate, TransCanada has filed papers Monday that will allow the opening of the southern leg of its Keystone XL pipeline to begin Jan. 3.?This leg of the pipeline would carry 700,000 barrels of dirty oil from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, Tex. The announcement should drive activists (and all citizens […]
Must Big Oil wreck everything it touches? Those low-key folks from Michigan may not fuss about politics and Keystone XL …but DON’T mess with their BEER.
The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has been the subject of increasing criticism and protest since September 2008 when TransCanada first submitted an application for a Presidential Permit. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this application was the subject of a State Department Inspector General investigation after the New York Times reported that there were significant […]