Fossil Fuels

WV Landowners in Path of Mountain Valley Pipeline Get Important Court Victory

From Downstream, Fall 2015, the newsletter of the Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River. by Ben Luckett, Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River Board Member As we reported in our last newsletter, FOLGR and many other groups around the state continue to oppose the two  42-inch pipelines that are proposed to carry fracked gas from…

A Superfund for Workers – Providing a Just Transition From the Fossil Fuel Economy

Writer and historian Jeremy Brecher has some compelling suggestions for “drawing together workers, unions, and allies around a broader program for protecting jobs by protecting the environment” in the November/December issue of Dollars and Sense magazine: A Superfund for Workers: How to Promote a Just Transition and Break Out of the Jobs vs. Environment Trap. When…

Big Oil’s exaggerated claims in new pro-Atlantic drilling ads – by Sue Sturgis at Facing South

Sue Sturgis at Facing South notes evidence that some industry job projections for their projects are exaggerated, in part due to old data based upon vastly different market conditions: Sue Sturgis, November 5, 2015     The South Carolina ad claims offshore drilling would create up to 35,000 jobs in the state and bring in…

Full Text of Obama’s Keystone XL Statement on November 6, 2015

Washington Post transcript Full text: President Obama’s remarks on the Keystone XL pipeline “If we want to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it’s too late, the time to act is now.” —President Obama #ActOnClimate — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 6, 2015 By Washington Post November 6 at 12:24 PM President Obama’s full…

Most Significant Barrier For Pipeline Construction: Protests – Popular Resistance

Activist news site Popular Resistance reports that the wave of protests against pipeline construction over the past decade has had a significant effect, as noted in a natural gas industry trade publication below. – Ed. Most Significant Barrier For Pipeline Construction: Protests By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org October 23rd, 2015 The Gas Industry is Feeling the Pressure…

Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business – Inside Climate News

Part 2 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken Series, from Inside Climate News Exxon Believed Deep Dive Into Climate Research Would Protect Its Business Outfitting its biggest supertanker to measure the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide was a crown jewel in Exxon’s research program. Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song, David Hasemyer Sep 17, 2015 Researchers…

Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Climate Change Caused by Burning Fossil Fuels in 1977 – Inside Climate News & Frontline Report

Part 1 of the Exxon: The Road Not Taken report from Inside Climate News and Frontline: Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions. By Neela Banerjee, Lisa Song and David Hasemyer Sep 16, 2015…