In what can only be described as both shocking and unsurprising at the same time, yesterday Greenpeace’s investigative journalism outfit, Unearthed, released video of two high-ranking ExxonMobil lobbyists (one current, one recently left the company) saying the quiet part out loud about Exxon’s ruthless political efforts to stall progress on the climate crisis and protect … Read More
Fossil fuel lobbyists are “dominating climate policy battles during COVID-19”
The political system is broken. There may be tens of millions people demanding a just transition, but we live in a system of embedded cronyism, that rewards people closest to those in power.
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.
Oil Industry will Laugh with Joy if David Bernhardt Gets Top Interior Job
If Bernhardt gets the top job at the Interior Department, the oil boys don’t have to spend any money lobbying at all. They just pick up the phone and tell him to open up public lands for drilling. Big Oil will be laughing all the way to the bank..
Fossil Fuel Industry Has Spent Nearly $2 Billion on Lobbying to Kill Climate Laws
From 2000-2016, the fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion lobbying to prevent climate action in the US, according to a new academic study published yesterday.
White House Launches Inquiry into Pruitt’s Deal With Wife of Energy Lobbyist
There is a growing political scandal surrounding the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the climate denier, Scott “Polluting” Pruitt
Dominion’s Deep Reach in Virginia Taints Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approval Process
There is a growing political scandal in Virginia regarding the ubiquitous influence of the state’s largest energy company, Dominion Energy, and it’s raising fundamental questions about the integrity of the governor’s office and state regulators who will decide the fate of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Europe Buckles to Canadian Bullying on Climate
A proposal to label the dirty tar sands as more polluting than conventional oil has been spectacularly abandoned by the European Commission after a four year lobbying campaign by the Canadians.
EU Buckles to Brutal Canadian Lobbying Over the Tar Sands
After one of the most aggressive and disingenuous lobbying campaigns in recent years, Canada has won “big concessions” in its fight against the landmark European climate legislation, called the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD)
First Tar Sands Tanker to Arrive in EU Next Week
You will not have heard of the Aleksey Kosygin, but next week this obscure sounding tanker is set to make history as it becomes the first major shipment of Canadian tar sands to arrive in Europe.