- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 MAY 2015 Contact: Lorne Stockman, lorne [at] priceofoil [dot] org David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil [dot] org New Analysis finds 1.6 million bpd of planned tar sands expansion on life support New analysis from Oil Change International has found that over 1.6 million barrels per day of planned expansion in tar sands...
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- Today, President Obama took to his new twitter account to answer some questions on his administration’s response to climate change. A noble effort to engage the public on an issue of paramount importance, to be sure. Unfortunately, though, in an exchange regarding Arctic drilling, the President showed he simply doesn’t get it yet. Here’s the question...
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- Despite receiving approval from the Obama Administration to drill in the Arctic, Shell's ambitions have been thrown into question by everyday people no longer standing idle while Big Oil tramples over local officials, ignores scientists, and propels our planet further towards the climate cliff.
- Later today, senior executives at Chevron will face a barrage of questions concerning climate change, including one whose intention is to "rock the boat."
- The hard truths which Pickard and Shell refuse to accept is that there can be no “right” in the Arctic, there are only wrongs. It is wrong to drill due to the climate impact. It is wrong to drill due to the ecological and cultural impact. There is no way you can mitigate the risks.
- A state of emergency was declared yesterday in southern California after 105,000 gallons of oil poured out of a ruptured pipeline near Santa Barbara.
- Yesterday at the Royal Dutch Shell AGM in The Hague, the company’s leadership was grilled with questions and concerns about its high-risk plans for offshore U.S. Arctic oil exploration, and how it will square that circle with its apparent commitment to take climate change more seriously. Interventions ranged from powerful statements and concerns from indigenous...
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- As I write, Shell’s AGM is underway in the Dutch city of the Hague, where the company is facing intense criticism about its strategy to address climate change, its highly risky Arctic drilling and its carbon-intensive tar sands operations.
- Twenty years ago, the oil giant Shell was plunged into a corporate crisis after it was internationally criticised for trying to dump the redundant Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea and for being complicit in the murder of the acclaimed Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
- We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, but sometimes a video says even more. If you’re looking for one clip that shows a bit of the craziness of an energy policy pushing bomb trains, arctic drilling, and unchecked oil production all over our country while communities remain at risk and our climate continues to...
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