Another industry off the hook…

December 21, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

The EU has caved in to another powerful industry. EU ministers have finally agreed to impose carbon emissions quotas on airlines in an attempt to fight climate change. However, the start date for the EU emissions trading scheme will be delayed to 2012, a year later than MEPs were asking for. The scheme also faces … Read More

Police in Java say oil drilling is the cause of fatal mudflow

March 11, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Since May 2006, a massive mudflow in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia has left at least seven people dead, swallowed several villages, displaced 15,000 residents and destroyed 20 factories, all resulting in economic stagnation in the region. On Thursday, Indonesian police investigating the mudflow have pointed to poor management of oil drilling operations as the cause … Read More

Toxic Sludge Is Good For You

October 2, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

An horrific story in today’s New York Times about how a global oil company dumped up to 400 tons of toxic waste on the doorstep of some of the world’s poorest people in the Ivory Coast in order to save costs. So far eight people have died, dozens have been hospitalized and 85,000 have sought … Read More