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

Keystone XL: The Key to Crude Exports – New Report

July 11, 2013By Lorne StockmanBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Industry Updates, Reports 2 Comments

Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regularly claim that the pipeline will replace heavy oil from Venezuela and elsewhere if it is built. In fact just this week, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) claimed that Venezuela’s recent offer of asylum for whistleblower Edward Snowden is somehow a reason to approve the pipeline. The reality is that crude delivered … Read More