“Of all of the Trump administration’s conservation rollbacks, the drive to sell off one of America’s wildest places for dirty, high-risk oil-drilling ranks among the worst.”
The 13 Senators who voted in the Committee to move McNamee’s nomination forward have taken a combined total of nearly $10 million from the fossil fuel industry – bought and paid for by an industry that accelerates the climate crisis and only cares about protecting their profits.
A week on from Black Friday, Australian children are planning a “Big School Walkout for Climate Action”, to demand greater action by the government of climate denier, Scott Morrison.
As the UK’s fledgling shale industry lurches from crisis after crisis concerning public acceptability and causing repeated small earthquakes, the UK Government last month appointed what it termed an independent “Shale Gas Commissioner” whose job it is to listen to the concerns of local residents
“All of the promises made to political groups and the people will be kept,” said a victorious Jair Bolsonaro, the new President of Brazil after his election victory earlier this week.
In their belligerent and blinkered attempt to replicate the US shale boom in the UK, the fracking industry and Conservative Government cannot bury three immovable and inconvenient truths that treaten to kill off the industry, even before it has been shown to be commercially viable.
Tomorrow tens of thousands of people are expected to march in San Francisco to demand that California Governor, Jerry Brown, take decisive action on climate change, including signalling an end to oil and gas drilling in the State.
Someone should tell the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, that when you are in a hole, you should stop digging.
A chaotic, back-stabbing and farcical week in Australian politics saw the socially conservative, Scott Morrison, become the new Prime Minister earlier today and Scott loves coal.
Once again cheap dirty energy has literally trumped a clean sustainable future