A Convenient Lie: Why Fossil Fuel Supply Matters for the Climate

September 3, 2015By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Research & Opinions, Separate Oil and State 7 Comments

Over the past week, virtually every article on the President’s trip to Alaska to highlight the impacts of climate change, has in the next breath mentioned the President’s approval of Shell’s arctic drilling. The allegation made vocally by the environmental community is that these two things are deeply contradictory, and blatantly hypocritical. It’s an allegation … Read More

On the Edge: 1.6 million barrels per day of proposed tar sands oil on life support

May 29, 2015By Lorne StockmanBriefings, Reports, Resources 1 Comment

Oil Change International- May 2015 Download Briefing The Canadian tar sands is among the most carbon-intensive, highest-cost sources of oil in the world. Even prior to the precipitous drop in global oil prices late last year, three major projects were cancelled in the sector with companies unable to chart a profitable path forward. Since the … Read More

Frozen Future: Shell and the US Offshore Arctic

February 18, 2015By Matt MaioranaBriefings 3 Comments

Oil Change International, Greenpeace, and Platform – February 2015 Download Briefing On 29 January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it intends, subject to regulatory approval, to resume its US Arctic drilling programme at a cost for 2015 of at least $1bn. To date, Shell’s Arctic programme has been a failure despite capital expenditure in … Read More

Kerry’s State Department Ignored Obama’s Climate Action Plan

February 17, 2014By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Infographics, News, Research & Opinions, Resources 10 Comments

In 2009, President Obama made a commitment to reduce U.S. greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020.  The Obama administration put this forward as the U.S. share of a global effort to limit climate change to no more than two degrees Celsius – the target scientists tell us may be safe.  Achieving this target, which … Read More