Last Saturday, news broke that the Democratic National Platform Committee formally adopted a “Climate Test” into their draft platform that will be adopted this month. This is big news, but it’s just the start of what we need.
Over the past decade, companies like Koch Industries, ExxonMobile, and Chevron have given millions to our elected officials. All told, combining lobbying dollars and campaign contributions, the fossil fuel industry has spent over $1.7 BILLION trying to get their way since 2005.
This factsheet shines a light on the millions in campaign contributions made to our elected officials over the past 10 years and the billions in fossil fuel subsidies the industry gets in return.
On Tuesday, I joined over 100 new and old friends as we took to the street outside Secretary Kerry’s house in Washington, DC. By the end of the day, over 20 young people had been arrested for locking down and refusing the leave Kerry’s porch.
This past week has been beyond inspiring – a lot needs to change and people everywhere are making it happen. I was lucky enough to take part in and support a small slice of what’s been taking place.
Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a Special Report on climate and energy, to inform governments about what is possible and necessary between now and the climate talks in Paris in December. Taking a break from its usual advocacy for more investment in fossil fuels (such as here and here), the IEA’s top-line … Read More
As Kinder Morgan and Imperial Oil together opened the third tar sands unit train loading terminal in the Edmonton/Hardisty area, the business of sending tar sands crude to market by rail hit the skids. Genscape monitors each of the three terminals and the latest figures show that two of the terminals loaded no crude whatsoever … Read More
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.
If Oil Companies Get Their Way, 18 Environmental, Native Rights Groups Warn of 75-percent chance of ‘Major’ Oil Spill, 100-percent Chance of ‘Climate Disruption’.