Fossil Fuel Disinformation Campaign Driven by Profit Motives, Not Concern for Minority Communities By Joel A. Francis Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released an important new report, Bridging the Clean Energy Divide, that refutes highly misleading fossil fuel claims about clean energy policies and communities of color. The report also calls attention… Read more »
State Department releases Keystone XL environmental impact statement, ignores reality of climate change impacts This afternoon, the State Department released its Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, claiming that the pipeline will “not likely result in significant adverse environmental effects.” The SEIS paves the way for President Obama’s approval… Read more »
As The Checks and Balances Project reported earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has determined that Rep. Lamborn’s oil shale bill would yield zero revenue. But prior to CBO’s evaluation, Lamborn seemed to echo the same conclusion: The fact that oil shale would not be able to contribute to the nation’s financial future… Read more »
4 Reasons why we should learn from the deadly accident in Africa As the death toll rises following a pipeline explosion in Kenya, the proposed Keystone XL pipeline awaits final approval in the United States. Initial reports out of Nairobi say at least 68 residents of a densely populated part of the city died after… Read more »
Nearly a week has passed and thousands of gallons of crude oil have poured into the Yellowstone River in Montana. The spill has placed attention on America’s often overlooked and aging pipeline system. As the media continues to cover ExxonMobil and its ruptured pipeline, here are a few things to consider about pipelines in the… Read more »
What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in Arizona? Wochit Former Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission Gary Pierce and water company owner George Johnson were indicted this week in federal court on charges of bribery, conspiracy and fraud.
Six years after former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family began receiving money, loans, vacations, golf outings, designer clothes and a Rolex from a businessman he called a friend, little has changed to prevent such largesse being provided to Virginia's top executive, state officials say.
A stretch of sunny, windy days, combined with brimming reservoirs at hydroelectricity facilities across the state, helped California reach yet another renewable energy milestone last weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, renewable sources produced a record 67.
A major Canadian logger appears to be using a pair of law suits to end the existence of Greenpeace and to stop or curtail pro-environmental activities by other organizations operating in North America, or perhaps, generally. This activity is being carried out by Resolute Forest Products.