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Keystone Victory!

You did it!

They said that it couldn’t be done. They said our sights were too high. That Keystone XL was a “done deal” and would be approved just like any other oil pipeline.But you didn’t believe them. You knew that with hard work, and by standing together, we could beat Big Oil and […]

More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations

The opening of an investigation of Exxon Mobil by the New York attorney general’s office into the company’s record on climate change may well spur legal inquiries into other oil companies, according to legal and climate experts, although successful prosecutions are far from assured.

Many oil companies have funded lobbying efforts and research on climate […]

North Dakota Oil Well Still Spilling ‘Out of Control’

Lorraine Chow | October 20, 2015 10:58 am

Oil and saltwater are still spilling at an “out of control” rate from a North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc. that blew out over the weekend, UPI reports. So far, more than 67,000 gallons of crude and roughly 84,000 gallons of saltwater-brine (a toxic […]

Melting Antarctica Could Drown Coasts Much Sooner Than You Thought

Antarctica will suffer a major meltdown if we continue to burn fossil fuels at the present pace.

By David Biello | September 11, 2015

ANTARCTICA: The coldest continent, seen here from space in September 2005, could lose its icy cover if fossil fuel burning continues unabated. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

How […]

Three Down – Two to Go

A Majority of Big Oil Wants to Act on Climate Change

By George Harvey

Among oil companies, there are five that stand out, traditionally called “Big Oil,” and “the super-majors.” Though there are other large companies, these five stand out for reasons of both history and economics.

Three of […]

David Blittersdorf’s View from the Top

Why Are We Pretending Natural Gas Isn’t a Fossil Fuel?

Natural gas being flared on an oil platform in the North Sea . credit: Wikipedia

New England’s six governors are now planning for the region to use more natural gas, by building more pipeline capacity. The group of six announced a plan […]

From Bernie Sanders, On Big Oil

In a significant shift, at least 29 major U.S. corporations, including the five biggest oil companies, expect that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution to control global warming and are incorporating a price on carbon into their long-term financial plans, according to published reports on Thursday. Sadly, some in […]

The Virtual Power Plant on an All-Renewable Grid

By George Harvey

When I was young, a telephone had no dial on it. When you picked up the phone, you heard a female voice say, “Number, please.” There was no Caller ID, a long-distance call meant contacting a long-distance operator, and a call to Europe could cost $20, half a week’s pay for […]

Debunking the Keystone XL Pipeline

They can’t even get their lies straight anymore.

TransCanada, a foreign oil company, just launched a massive new advertising campaign making false claims that the Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of new jobs for Americans.

The real number? Only 35 permanent jobs.

TransCanada and other pipeline supporters are trying to sell us a pipeline […]

All Eyes on EBRD, Will It Go Coal Free?

Reposted from theenergycollective:

In case you missed it, the tectonic plates just shifted in the world of international financial institution (IFI) energy lending. Just weeks after President Obama announced an end to US taxpayer support for overseas coal plants, […]