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  • C: DEA

    As it Gets Harder to Find Oil, Norway Accelerates Arctic Drilling

    For years it has been apparent that the days of the oil industry finding so-called “easy oil” are over. And in its desperate attempt to continue our fossil fuel addiction, the industry is either attempting to exploit unconventional oil, like shale or the tar sands, or explore in new frontier areas like the Arctic.
  • C: Lindsey Gira

    Despite what Trump says “People have left the industry, and they’re not coming back”

    Earlier this month when Donald Trump cancelled legislation that required oil and gas companies to disclose taxes and other payments to foreign governments, the President said he was “bringing back jobs big-league.”
  • C: Gage Skidmore

    Hey “Polluting Pruitt” – What Are you Trying to Hide?

    Later today, Scott “Polluting Pruitt” could be confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a vote in the Senate. The fact that Pruitt, a man who has sued the EPA fourteen times, could be even considered for the job is a scandal. But it gets worse.
  • Photo credit: Jannes Stoppel, Greenpeace

    On his first diplomatic outing, climate-denying Rex Tillerson got trolled

    In his first outing as Secretary of State, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson may have been quiet, but the world’s climate leaders were not. Ahead of the G20 meeting of foreign ministers, hosted by Germany in Bonn, German government officials didn’t mince words: “You can’t fight climate change by putting up barbed wire,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a not-so-thinly veiled swipe at Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump’s climate denial, and the Trump Administration’s racist immigration policies.
  • NoPipelineSign

    FERC Alternative Climate Facts Exposed

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been using alternative facts to assess the climate impact of gas pipelines. We set the record straight with new briefings on the impact of the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.
  • C: Joe Brusky

    DAPL “Could be Operational Within 30 Days” After Legal Setback

    Yesterday, a federal judge refused to issue a temporary injunction against construction of the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The latest setback for the First Nations fighting the pipeline means that it could be “operational in as little as 30 days”, according to a lawyer for the company building it, Energy Transfer Partners.
  • (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) (Flickr/Canada 2020)

    Oil Change International responds to PM Trudeau visit with President Trump

    We know that Justin and Barack had a budding bromance, which came to an abrupt end when Trump took office. Like any friend would say to someone getting over a break-up, our message to Justin is: Don't let Donald be your rebound. It won’t end well. Donald is no Barack.
  • Stop Dakota access

    New York City Could be Next to Disinvest from #DAPL

    The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has confirmed that he is “very interested” is using the city’s pension funds to put pressure on the banks that are helping to fund the highly controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
  • (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) (Flickr/Canada 2020)

    Memo to Justin: No More Bromances, Please

    Donald Trump supports almost none of those things Justin Trudeau claims to. So it's a big problem when they actually seem to agree on one issue – building massive new tar sands pipelines like Keystone XL.
  • C: Pax Ahimsa Gethen

    It’s Time to Prove Trump Wrong Over #DAPL

    Early yesterday, work restarted on the highly controversial Dakota Access pipeline, less than a day after the Trump Administration granted a final easement to allow the project to go ahead over the disputed land near the Standing Rock reservation.
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