Shell’s dirty shadow now stains the Court. Barrett must recuse herself from any climate legislation. Anything less will make a mockery of the Supreme Court and American Justice.
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court “would be a catastrophe for the climate”
This week sees President Trump’s highly controversial pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, answering questions in front of the Senate Judicary committee as part of her nomination hearings for the top legal job.
As U.S. fires rage on, scientists warn climate change “has not stopped for COVID-19”
Large parts of the American West are currently on fire. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. At least seven people are dead in different states. An unknown number are missing. Tens of thousands remain under evacuation orders.
Fossil fuel companies getting more U.S. bailouts than any other sector
A new analysis from Bailoutwatch concludes that “fossil fuel companies participated in the government’s Paycheck Protection Program to bail out small businesses at far higher rates than companies in other key sectors”.
Big Win: “Historic” Victory for Standing Rock over Dakota Access Pipeline
“Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” said Chairman Mike Faith of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.”
Historic milestones reached in US and UK as renewables trounce coal
For years, coal lobbyists have been saying we needed the dirty fossil fuel for when the wind didn’t blow or the sun didn’t shine. We always knew that was a lie. For years, Donald Trump tried to prop up a dying industry. And now the market has proved them both wrong. And there will be no going back.
Trump’s Earth Day gift to Big Oil: We will buy your near worthless product
There is no doubt we are at a historical moment with the industry in deep structural and financial trouble and where a post-COVID-19 recovery could see a radical shift away from oil and into a just transition into renewables. But will that happen?
Trump’s loosening of environmental rules amid pandemic are “increasing risk of death in COVID-19 patients”
By all accounts Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has been a disaster for months.
Due to lack of oversight, methane emissions “could actually increase during pandemic”
A day after meeting big oil bosses at the White House last Friday, Donald Trump was at his usual chest-thumbing best defending an industry he loves: “I am a big believer in our great energy business, and we’re going to take care of our energy business,” he said at a press conference.
Big Oil bosses to meet Trump demanding further financial support & deregulation
Later today, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet with at least seven senior oil executives in person at the White House to discuss the historic plunge in the oil price.