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Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

Seattle County Files 11th U.S. Climate Liability Lawsuit Against Big Oil

King County, which covers the Seattle metropolitan area, followed the lead of 10 other cities and counties in the U.S. when it filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the world’s five largest oil companies for damages incurred by climate change, a county press release announced. “The science is undisputable: climate change is impacting our region today, […]

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    Judge Orders Historic Hearing on Climate Science

    Judge Orders Historic Hearing on Climate Science

    If you turn on the news, you might think that climate science has been on trial for decades. But now a San Francisco judge will give it an official day in court. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup, who is hearing a suit brought by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco against five big […]

    Ryan Zinke Wins 2017 Rubber Dodo Award

    Ryan Zinke Wins 2017 Rubber Dodo Award

    Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke is the winner of the Center for Biological Diversity’s 2017 Rubber Dodo award. The statue is awarded each year to the person or group who has most aggressively sought to destroy America’s natural heritage or drive endangered species extinct. “Ryan Zinke seems to wake up every day wondering how he can […]

    BP: Oil Demand to Peak by 2040, With 5x Growth in Renewables

    BP: Oil Demand to Peak by 2040, With 5x Growth in Renewables

    BP predicted that global oil consumption is likely to peak by the late 2030s partly due to the rise in renewable energy, electric vehicles and increasing regulations on single-use plastics. The British oil giant released its “Energy Outlook” on Tuesday forecasting that demand for oil will peak at about 110 million barrels per day between […]

    Will Shell Turn From Big Oil Into Big Energy?

    Will Shell Turn From Big Oil Into Big Energy?

    By Andy Rowell On the surface, the good times are back for Big Oil. Later this week, Shell is expected to unveil its biggest profits in a decade since the oil price crash. As the oil price recovers to over $65 a barrel last year, so do Shell’s fortunes, with reported earnings of nearly $16 […]

    BP Accused of ‘Side-Stepping’ Russian Sanctions

    BP Accused of ‘Side-Stepping’ Russian Sanctions

    By Andy Rowell A new expose published Monday reveals how BP, working closely with the British government, has been “side-stepping” sanctions introduced after the Russian annexation of Crimea. The expose is based on documents, obtained under British Freedom of Information laws, which have been obtained by the campaign organization, Culture Unstained, part of the ArtNotOil […]

    Amazon Reef: BP Drilling Plans Dealt Another Blow by Brazilian Regulator

    Amazon Reef: BP Drilling Plans Dealt Another Blow by Brazilian Regulator

    By Joe Sandler Clarke, Unearthed BP’s plans to drill for oil near a huge coral reef in the mouth of Amazon river have been dealt a further blow after a regulator questioned the company’s environmental risk assessment. Ibama, Brazil’s federal environmental agency, rejected an environmental study from the British oil giant, further delaying the company’s […]