- The Obama Administration has chosen to prioritize the transport of oil and the profits of oil companies ahead of the safety of residents. The industry's justifications are no longer true, if in fact they ever were. It is high time to ban crude oil transportation by rail.
- The DNC released the first public draft of the 2016 Democratic Party Platform, and there are many elements worth supporting. But there is also plenty of room for improvement.
- According to a new analysis the US now holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia, the first time this has happened. The crux though will be whether the US shale industry can access the finance to carry on exploiting shale. And that remains to be seen.
- The political and economic reverberations of last week’s Canadian court of appeal judgement against the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline are continuing.
- In a stunning victory for First Nations and environmentalists, a Canadian court has overturned the approval of the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline in Canada.
- The man who famously rebranded BP as “Beyond Petroleum” has re-entered the debate over climate and oil by warning that oil companies face bankruptcy if they do not address the risks of global warming.
- This week, the leaders of Mexico, Canada, and the United States met in Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit. In their outcome statement on climate and energy, they committed to “phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 and call on the other members of the G-20 to do the same.” Along with their...
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RELEASE: Civil society organisations join forces to call for G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020More than 200 civil society organizations have joined together to urge G20 governments to commit to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020.
- Defying increasingly dire concerns about climate change and ongoing price volatility in the oil market, the dirty tar sands are set to increase production by a million barrels a day by 2025, a new report predicts.
- Leading climate denial organisations in the UK are pushing for Brexit which could fast-track fracking.
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