- “BP Joins Financiers In Call For US To Tax Greenhouse Gas Emissions” • The US government should start making businesses pay for their greenhouse gas emissions to help combat global warming, according to a powerful group of finance and energy titans. The businesses include Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and BP. [WorldOil]
- “Trump Courts Florida Voters With Moratorium On Offshore Drilling” • President Trump expanded a moratorium on drilling off Florida’s coast in an attempt to court voters in a must-win battleground state. He said he would block drilling in coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and painted himself as an environmentalist. [MSN Money]
- “Wildlife In ‘Catastrophic Decline’ Due To Human Destruction, Scientists Warn” • Wildlife populations have fallen by over two-thirds in less than 50 years, a major report by the conservation group WWF says. It warns that “catastrophic decline” shows no sign of slowing, and nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. [BBC]
- “Natural Gas Is Losing Its Luster As A “Bridge Fuel” To Renewable Energy” • A few years ago, natural gas was hailed as vital for a transition toward an economy that runs on renewable energy. But sentiment is changing and the fuel is going the same way as coal, its dirtier sibling shunned by governments, utilities and investors. [WorldOil]
- “Charleston Sues 24 Fossil Fuel Companies For The Costs Of Surviving Climate Change” • The third anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s flooding that devastated Charleston is approaching, and now officials have filed a lawsuit in South Carolina state court to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the costs of adapting to the impacts of climate change. [CleanTechnica]
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