- 2015 is already bringing new challenges — including a congress that’s set on ignoring climate science and fighting for the fossil fuel industry instead of the American people.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 JANUARY 2015 In response to the Nebraska Supreme Court decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, Steve Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International released the following statement: “While the route for Keystone XL may have been approved on a technicality, passing the climate test is a much higher...
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- As the political squabbling over Keystone XL continues to dominate the political landscape in Washington, yesterday the Senate energy committee voted 13-9 in favour of a bill that would force construction of the controversial pipeline.
- The President is right to threaten a veto of legislation to approve the pipeline, just as he’ll be right to reject Keystone XL once and for all. The pipeline clearly fails the climate test that the President set out last year, particularly with low oil prices.
- If you had Googled “fossil fuels” and “stranded assets” a few years ago, you would have probably got no hits. But how times change.
- Things don’t seem to be getting any easier for Big Oil and I am going to venture a guess that 2015 is going to be their toughest year yet. Here are a few of the hurdles that are only going to grow for the industry over the coming year: The science: You can ignore the...
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- The new year has started just like the old one ended, with the oil price continuing its downward slide. This morning oil dropped to five and a half year low as over supply continued to spook the markets.
- This week’s historic decision by New York Governor Cuomo to ban high-volume fracking in New York State comes as the local health risks of fracking are becoming increasingly clear. The decision followed the release of a long awaited New York Health Department study that acting state health commissioner, Dr. Howard A. Zucker, said had found “significant public...
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- New technologies like fracking––along with government subsidies––have ushered in an energy boom reliant on extreme extraction methods to produce oil and natural gas. Now the Uinta Basin is ground zero for what threatens to become the next phase in extreme energy extraction: strip mining for tar sands and oil shale.
- Through public land leases, infrastructure subsidies, and some very expensive tax breaks, taxpayer money is supporting what could become one of the dirtiest, most destructive chapters in American energy history.
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